Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don't Trust Polls

Date Published: 09/12/2014
Survey dates: 01/12/2014 - 03/12/2014

The questionn dealt with whether Israel should accept a compromise like that suggested by Avigdor Lieberman.

Asked whether they agreed with or opposed this position of Lieberman’s, 59% of the Jewish interviewees said that they support the proposal (against 34%). A similar pattern, though less pronounced, emerged when we again checked whether the public agrees with or opposes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s statement about a year ago that a peace agreement is necessary to prevent a situation where Israel would in the foreseeable future become a binational state without a Jewish majority: at present 52% think Netanyahu’s assertion is correct (38% oppose his assertion).

In other words, a clear majority—though not very large—of the Jewish public accepts the need for a territorial compromise in principle.

But do they really mean it?  Truly understand it?  If actual delineated specific proposals are presented, will they go for compromise or will they, as always, become more hesitant and circumspect?

Of fourse they will.

1 comment:

NormanF said...

Yisrael -

You know as well as I do that people who conduct such stupid polls to get the answer they want to hear know full well the Arabs will NEVER accept any kind of territorial compromise solution.

Nothing Israel could offer them would lead to peace. This kind of poll should be thrown in the wastebasket.