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".


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.