Peace Index poll taken by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University shows Israelis have varying degrees of trust in Obama.
Sixty-one percent of Jewish Israelis believe there is a high chance that US president Barack Obama will approve the signing of an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue even if the Israeli government makes clear that, in its view, the agreement endangers Israeli security, according to the monthly Peace Index poll taken by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University.
The poll of 600 respondents constituting a representative sample of the adult population of Israel found that 29% of Jewish Israelis believe there is a low chance Obama would approve the signing of an agreement under those conditions.
Responses differed significantly depending on party affiliation. Among those who said there was a high chance were 100% of self-declared Shas voters, 94% of Bayit Yehudi voters, 93% of Likud voters, and 85% of Yisrael Beytenu voters.
Among those who saw chances as low for approval over Israeli security objections were 100% of Meretz voters and 95% of Zionist Union voters.
While 61% of Israeli Jews believe that Obama\’s commitment to Israeli security is high, among Likud voters 51% believe so and among Bayit Yehudi voters only 38%.
Forty-five percent of Israeli Jews believe that Jews living in the US are safer than those living in Israel, 28% believe US Jews are less safe, and 26% believe that US and Israeli Jews are equally safe. Israeli Jews believe that Jews living in France (71%), Russia (67%), Argentina (63%), Britain (55%), and Germany (52%) are less safe than those living in Israel.