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73% of Likud voters say Netanyahu shouldn’t resign, poll finds

A new poll finds that the majority of Likud voters say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shouldn’t have to resign following the police recommendation that he be indicted on bribery charges.

The survey conducted by Hadashot news finds that 73% of Likud voters say Netanyahu shouldn’t have to step down in the wake of the recommendation. Some 17% say he should temporarily step down; 10% say they have no opinion.

A parallel survey of the general public finds that about half of Israelis believe the police findings regarding the prime minister’s alleged corruption. According to the poll, 49% say they believe the police’s account of the affair, while 25% say they believe the prime minister. Another 26% say they do not know who to believe.

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