Obama trusted on Iran by one in five Israeli voters, poll says

U.S. President Barack Obama. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A new survey conducted by pollster Stephan Miller of (202) Strategies for the Times of Israel revealed that just one in five Israeli voters believes that President Barack Obama will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Only 22 percent of respondents said they agree with the statement, "I trust U.S. President Barack Obama to ensure that Iran does not achieve a nuclear weapon." 

Fifty-percent of Israeli voters said they do not have a favorable view of the U.S. president. Among the 33 percent of Israeli voters who expressed general trust in Obama, 43 percent said they trust his ability to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, and an equal 43 percent of respondents do not trust Obama on that issue.

Israeli female voters tend to trust Obama on Iran more than male voters. The most skeptical groups of voters were males 55 years and older and former Soviet Union Immigrants who made aliyah after 1989. Only 12 percent of the latter group expressed trust in Obama.

Posted on January 21, 2014 .