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Israeli Poll Said to Show Decline in Premier Eshkol’s Popularity

October 27, 1966
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Results of a recent public opinion poll, disclosed today, show that Premier Levi Eshkol’s popularity has slumped from an election eve peak in 1965 of 55.5 percent to a current low of 17 percent.

The survey, conducted by Israel’s largest advertising agency, polled the views of the same sample interviewed on election eve. The respondents were presented a second time with a list of names of nine Israeli political personalities, and asked to name their choice for the Premiership. Other names included former Premier David Ben-Gurion, Herut leader Menachem Beigin, former Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan, Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir. Results on their standings were not disclosed, but the findings were shown to the Premier.

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