Sharon popularity reaches all-time low, says poll
JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s popularity rating has fallen to an all-time low, a poll published on Friday by the daily Maariv revealed.
Asked whether they were satisfied with Sharon, only 33 percent of respondents said “yes,” marking his lowest rating since he took office in February 2001.
In contrast, 57 percent said they were not pleased with Sharon and the remainder did not express an opinion. The poll surveyed 503 people and had a four percentage point margin of error.
Last week, another poll showed that 53 percent of Israelis would like to see Sharon resign.
The results came on the heels of media reports that Sharon had business links with the family of Elhanan Tannenbaum, a controversial Israeli figure and reserve colonel recently released by the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in a prisoner exchange. —AFP