2017-04-12 / Mideast

70 percent still want a right-wing gov’t.

With talk of snap elections in the air, a new survey found that 70 percent of Israelis would want a right-wing or center right government to come to power.

The latest monthly Peace Index, which was published by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, showed that only 24 percent of the country would prefer a left-wing or center-left government to be elected. The survey included 500 Jewish and 100 Arab adults and had a 4.1 percent margin of error.

“The rate of support for anything that is not right wing or right of center is so small that [the survey results] don’t seem to have to do with any particular party, but just a particular outlook,” Tamar Hermann, an editor of the Peace Index, told JTA. (JTA)

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