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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 01:24 AM
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President Obama sees popularity boost in Israel

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If President Obama is looking for some relief from mediocre favorability numbers, he could take solace in a place where he might not have expected to find it Israel
In a new poll of Jewish and Arab Israelis, Mr. Obama earns a favorable rating of 54 percent from Israeli Jews up an impressive 13 percent compared to last year.

By contrast, Obamas job approval rating at home is stuck in the low 40s, according to Real Clear Politics, while just over half of Americans disapprove of the job the president is doing.

The jump in Obamas favorability among Jewish Israelis might seem counterintuitive.

Obama has never wowed Israelis like he did Europeans in fact while the new US president was riding high in much of the world after his election, only 7 percent of Israelis had a favorable view of him,

More recently, Obama hasnt exactly been bosom buddies with the Israeli leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and he specifically called on Israel this year to accept a Palestinian state based largely on pre-1967 borders, an idea that about a third of Israelis reject, according to the poll.

Moreover, Obama has not visited Israel in his three years as president although he did take in neighboring Egypt in 2009 to deliver his famous Cairo speech.


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