Only 31% of Israel's adult Jewish population considers Barack Obama' administration to be pro-Israel, according to a Smith Institute poll released Sunday, on the eve of the American president's meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.
The survey of 500 Israelis, representing a statistical model of the Israeli population, was conducted last week. It revealed that 14% of Israeli Jews consider Obama pro-Palestinian, while 40% of the respondents labeled him as neutral; 15% declined to offer their opinion.
The poll further showed that 88% of Israeli Jews believe that Obama's predecessor, former US President George W. Bush, was pro-Israel, as opposed to only two percent who claim he was pro-Palestinian. Seven percent of the respondents said Bush was neutral.
However, the survey showed that Israelis still consider the Obama Administration to be more favorable towards Israel than Europe, with Russia considered the most pro-Palestinian.
The poll had a 4.5% margin of error.