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The Israel Factor 12.2012, Full Statistics

by Shmuel Rosner

December 24, 2012 | 6:46 am

1. On a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (great), please rank the following candidates for secretary of state and secretary of defense the next Obama administration, by topic:

Topic / policy

John Kerry

Chuck Hagel

Understanding the Middle East

7.13

5.5

Understanding Israel

7.38

4.88

Ability to get along with the Israeli government

7.5

4.88

More generally, will his selection be "good" or "bad" for Israel?

7

4.29

 

2. Please rank the following scenarios from 1 (unlikely) to 10 (very likely):

The second Obama administration is going to heavily invest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

3.9

The second Obama administration is going to intervene militarily in Syria

4.1

The second Obama administration is going to pressure Israel to freeze settlement activity

5.1

The second Obama administration is going to succeed in peacefully convincing Iran to halt its nuclear program

4.25

The second Obama administration is going to stop Iran's nuclear program militarily

5

The second Obama administration is bound to have better relations with the Israeli government than the first

3.8

Relations between Obama and Netanyahu will improve (10), remain the same (5) or deteriorate (1)

3.4

 

3. Looking ahead for 2016, please rank the following presidential candidates on scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (good for Israel):

Hillary Clinton

7.67

Joe Biden

7

Chris Christie

6.33

Marco Rubio

6.44

Paul Ryan

5.33

Jeb Bush

6.5

Rob Portman *

5.83

Condoleezza Rice

6

Andrew Cuomo

7.75

Martin O'Malley *

7.25

Deval Patrick *

6.75

Cory Booker *

6.6

Elizabeth Warren

6.29

Mark Warner *

6.8

Brian Schweitzer *

5.75

Sarah Palin

4.88

Rick Santorum

4.57

Rand Paul *

3.17

Mike Huckabee

5.57

David Petraeus

5.125

* Ranked by six or fewer panelists

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