39% of Israelis think better of Obama after his visit, just 2% think worse
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39% of Israelis think better of Obama after his visit, just 2% think worse

58% believe US president when he says he won't allow Iran to get nukes

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

US President Barack Obama (left) and President Shimon Peres are greeted by children waving Israeli and American flags at a welcoming ceremony held for Obama in Jerusalem in March. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)
US President Barack Obama (left) and President Shimon Peres are greeted by children waving Israeli and American flags at a welcoming ceremony held for Obama in Jerusalem in March. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)

Hours after US President Barack Obama headed home from the Middle East Saturday, 39 percent of Israelis said their opinion of him had changed for the better as a result of his visit, a Channel 2 poll found.

Only 2% percent said their attitude to him had changed for the worse, 54% were unchanged from their previous view of the president, and 5% didn’t know.

The snap survey — which did not ask that 54% unchanged sector what their previous view of the president had been — was conducted among 417 Israelis with a margin of error of 4.7%, the TV report said.

Asked if they believed Obama when he said he would prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, 58% responded that they believed him, 38% said they did not believe him, and 4% didn’t know, the same poll found.

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