Israelis Like Clinton, Trump

A Walla news site poll surprises me:

The survey, commissioned by the Walla news site and carried out Thursday, found 38 percent of Israelis supporting a Clinton victory in the November 2016 race for president, followed in second place by Trump with 23%.

Runner-up candidates Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio trailed far behind with 7%, 5% and 4%, respectively. Republican contender John Kasich was not among the names polled.

Nearly one-quarter of respondents, or 23%, said they did not know who they preferred.

Pollsters asked 601 people, among them 499 Jews and 102 Arabs.

The study was led by Prof. Camil Fuchs and was conducted as part of the Midgam project led by Dr. Ariel Ayalon.

Not surprisingly, Trump’s support was higher among right-wing Israelis, where he enjoyed 33% support than among left-wing or centrist ones, where support lagged behind at 18%.

These results seemed to contradict another finding of the Thursday poll: Trump and Clinton were all but tied on the question of whether their presidency would be good for Israel.

In the US and elsewhere, Trump is seen by some as “anti-Semitic”. So, I very much like these results.

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