Palestinian poll: Support in Hamas drops

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    A Palestinian poll conducted after Operation Cast Lead has found that 56 percent of residents in the Gaza Strip and 48.3% of Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem believe Hamas is leading them in the wrong direction.

    The poll, conducted by the Beit Sahour-based Palestinian Center for Public Opinion and published last week, also found that the popularity of Fatah among Palestinians now exceeds the popularity of Hamas, in contrast to a November 2008 poll conducted well before Israel's military operation.

    Today, Hamas is supported by only 27.8% of the population in the Gaza Strip, compared to 51.5% in November, said Dr. Nabil Kukali, founder and general director of the PCPO.

    Fatah's popularity in the Hamas-controlled coastal territory lies at 42.5%, compared to 31.4% in November.

    "Many Palestinians suffered from the war in Gaza… They lost their homes and their families," Kukali said. "The situation is unpredictable, and maybe they feel that Hamas did not make the right decision" when it did not renew its six-month truce with Israel that expired in December.

    In the West Bank and east Jerusalem, Fatah is now supported by 39.2%, while Hamas is supported by only 23.7%, according to the poll. In November, Fatah was supported by 68.6% in the West Bank and east Jerusalem and by 31.4% in Gaza, Kukali said.

    But more than half of total respondents (54.4%) believe that Israel should be held responsible for the recent war in Gaza, while only 14.5% believe that Hamas should be held responsible.

    Three weeks after the devastating military offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, it was clear that there was significant anger and fear on the streets of Gaza. But not all of it was directed at or because of Israel.

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    The PCPO poll also found that 86.1% of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and 89.6% in the West Bank supported a Palestinian-Israeli truce

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    Leave it to zionists and the JPOST to find some DUDE, slap a fancy "center for blah blah blah" title on him and pretend that this means more than it does. Here, since none of you silly bastards have any interest in anything other than a jew-loving headline let me go ahead and show you what kind of EXPERT you are quoting:


    Palestinian Center For Public Opinion

    Since its inception in 1994, our center has carried out many performances for public and private sectors. We hereunder would like to cast light on the most important polls and studies, or just give some comments on them.

    1- Publishing up to date of 149 polls that were run in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, on political, economical, social, educational and health issues. The target was to probe the Palestinian public trends vis-à-vis the performance of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the security services, the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), tourism industry, Palestinian elections, the performance of the banks operating in the Palestinian territories, violence against women, the performance of the International Observer Forces in Hebron. Further polls were on mass media, civil society organizations ( CSO”s ), NGO’s, democracy and political parties. It is noteworthy to mention that the data processing and publishing of any opinion survey never exceeded ten days.

    2- Further polls and research studies are carried out but not published upon the request of our clients.

    3- We have conducted many focus group discussions on various Topics in the Palestinian territories.

    4- Numerous economical and marketing studies for local and foreign companies and investors.

    5- Numerous feasibility studies for many companies of the private sector in the Palestinian territories.

    The most eminent were about:

    a. Marble industry
    b. Men’s wear
    c. Wine production
    d. Ceramic products
    e. Plant nurseries
    f. Baby wear products

    6- A survey on tourism marketing in the Palestinian territories and the determination of the problems encountering it.

    So far, our polls are conducted face-to-face in people’s homes. We hope to be able in the near future to conduct polls also by telephone.

    The center’s staff has the ability to produce multivariate analyses using its data rich collection.


    :rofl:

    HERE, enjoy a hilarious foray into trying to explain why his 06 election prediction JUST DIDN'T PAN OUT ON ELECTION DAY.

    :lol:

    Palestinian Center For Public Opinion

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