Friday, June 09, 2006

Israelis want disengagement / consolidation?

Latest poll done by Haaretz-dialoge shows that the absolute majority is against the consolidation plan. Namely, 56% are against and only 37% are in favor. Yes, statistics are lies, and dynamics change. But it is a known fact that in Israel poll results are biased in direction of the left and lately of Kadima and disengagement. Mr. Shimon Peres is a good example of this effect: he always wins all the polls and always looses all the elections. So I would say that the conclusion that can be made from this poll is that as of today at least 56% and at most 37% are against and in favor respectively. This, my dear readers, is called "a crushing defeat".

2 comments:

Irina Tsukerman said...

Yeah, but what does it matter if Olmert is still going to do what he's going to do.

Yury Puzis said...

I think public opinion does matter even when it doesn't. It matters even in totalitarian states, let alone in politics as turbulent as in Israel. You right it will not have a direct impact, nothing does, but the impact will sure come. Besides, I am not so 100% sure he will be able to do it. A lot of circumstances are against him, not just this poll.