TEL AVIV (Jul. 15)
A poll published in Maar Maariv showed that 56.6 percent of the respondents were dissatisfied with the way the unity coalition government is handling political affairs. But almost the identical number, 56.5 percent, expressed satisfaction with the way defense and security matters were being handled, according to the poll taken by the Modi’in Ezrachi Institute.
On political affairs, 32.6 percent of the respondents were mildly dissatisfied and 24 percent “definitely not satisfied.” Of the 39.8 percent who indicated satisfaction, only 2.8 percent were “very satisfied.” A similar poll taken last March showed 62.3 percent was happy with the way the government was handling political affairs and 32.3 percent were unhappy.
With respect to defense and security, 47.9 percent in the latest poll was “fairly satisfied” with the government’s record, 8.6 percent was “very satisfied” and 39.7 percent was “dissatisfied.” In the March poll, 60.3 percent of the respondents were satisfied and 36.8 percent dissatisfied.