‘Plurality of Israelis happy Yisrael Beytenu in gov’t, but not with Liberman as Defense Minister’

More Israelis favor the outcome of the latest political maneuvering – Yisrael Beytenu in the coalition – than the option of Zionist Union joining, but do not think Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is suited for his new job, the Israel Democracy Institute-Tel Aviv University Peace Index found Tuesday.

Of the general public, 33.7 percent of Israelis prefer Yisrael Beytenu, while 28.4% chose Zionist Union and 15.2% would choose either. Among Jewish Israelis, the gap widens – 39.2% for Yisrael Beytenu and 27.5% for Zionist Union, 11.6% either – whereas Israeli Arabs prefer Zionist Union by far, with 32.5% support as opposed to 6.3% for Yisrael Beytenu, and 32.9% favoring both to the same extent. Of Likud voters, 71% preferred Yisrael Beytenu, while only nine percent would have preferred Zionist Union.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Plurality-of-Israelis-happy-Yisrael-Beytenu-in-govt-but-not-with-Liberman-as-Defense-Minister-456154

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