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The Israel Factor 02.2012, Full Statistics

by Shmuel Rosner

February 16, 2012 | 8:58 am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be leaving office next year – please grade the following candidates to replace her in an Obama administration (all were mentioned in journalistic reports as possible candidates) with a 1-5 mark, 1 being not so good for Israel, and 5 being excellent for Israel:

John Kerry3.25
Samantha Power2.43
Susan Rice3.37
Jim Steinberg3.67
Chuck Hagel2.75
David Petraeus3.12
Joe Biden3.87
Strobe Talbott3
Tom Donilon


Richard Lugar


Please rank President Obama and candidate Romney on each of the following topics from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest):


Likely to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons6.126.37
Will be able to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process5.54.62
Will have a good and open dialogue with the Israeli Government5.256.75
Israel can trust his support6.257.5
Knows how to deal with Middle East turmoil5.874.87
Can make the US more influential in the ME5.375.12
Will stand with Israel against delegitimization7.378.12

Looking ahead for 2012 – please rate the following Presidential candidates on scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (good for Israel):

Barak Obama6.78
Mitt Romney7.67
Newt Gingrich6.44
Ron Paul2.33
Rick Santorum6

* In this Feb. 2012 survey only 8 of the 9 panelists participated. Numbers were weighted to compensate for the missing panelist.

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