Poll: Israelis are split on Barack Obama

The same proportion of Israelis believe US President Barack Obama’s administration leans toward the Palestinians as who think it favors Israel, according to a Smith Research poll sponsored by The Jerusalem Post this week…

Asked whether the Obama administration is more pro- Israel, more pro-Palestinian or neutral, 24% said more pro- Israel, 24% said more pro-Palestinian, 36% said neutral and 16% did not express an opinion.

Israelis’ views on the Obama administration varied significantly based on where they place themselves on the political map. Those who consider themselves left-wing were more likely to call the administration more pro-Israel, while right-wing Israelis were more likely to perceive it as more pro-Palestinian.