"Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations.
The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama's job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama's approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%." complete article
"The survey shows that if general elections to the Knesset were to be held today, the Likud party would gain strength and win 32 seats, compared to the 27 it received in last year's election." complete article
"The respondents were less indifferent to Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Despite the sense of security he brings to the Israeli public, he is still fighting for positive points: Only 11% of the public believes he is the best minister in cabinet, while 15% feel he is the least successful minister.
Foreign Ministry Avigdor Lieberman, despite his controversial political statements, received the support of 9% of the respondents, but 14% said they believe he is the least successful minister."