According to new poll, a huge majority of Israelis do not trust President Obama with regard to Iran, and believe Obama will allow Iran to go nuclear. Only 22 percent of Israeli voters believed that Obama would “ensure that Iran does not achieve a nuclear weapon.”
Almost two-thirds of Israelis thought that statement was untrue, and 15 percent gave no answer. President Obama has just a 33 percent favorable rating in Israel, as opposed to a 50 percent disapproval rating. Even those who favor Obama are split evenly on whether or not he will prevent Iran from going nuclear.
Obama’s favorability ratings actually rate higher than many Israeli officials, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clocks in at a healthy 51 percent approval rating. Thirty percent of voters for Netanyahu’s Likud party favor Obama.
Obama rates higher with Israeli leftists, who favor him by a 42 percent to 35 percent margin, with 23 percent claiming ignorance. A full 45 percent of Israeli Arab voters refused to rate Obama; those who did answer disfavored Obama by a shocking 11 percent to 44 percent margin.