Netanyahu's coronavirus policies losing support

Just 40% of Israelis back new restrictions to limit coronavirus' spread as disapproval ratings for Netanyahu's coronavirus policy surge.

David Rosenberg ,

Flash 90

Israelis increasingly disapprove of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with a solid majority now saying Netanyahu’s handling of the crisis is ‘not good’.

The poll, which was conducted by the Midgam polling agency and published by Channel 12 Sunday evening, found a major reversal in Netanyahu’s approval rating with regards to his coronavirus policies.

A month ago, a Midgam poll found that 53% of Israelis described Netanyahu’s handling of the crisis as “good”, compared to 43% who said it was “not good”.

Today, however, just 35% of Israelis approve of Netanyahu’s handling of the pandemic, compared to 58% who say the prime minister’s coronavirus policies are “not good”.

The poll also found that support has waned for new restrictions on the public at large aimed at combating the spread of the coronavirus.

When asked whether they support new restrictions on the public in light of the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, just 40% of respondents answered in the affirmative.

The poll was conducted on Sunday, and surveyed 503 respondents ages 18 and up. The survey has a margin of error of 4.4%