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July 2018 poll: More Palestinians prefer Abbas over Haniyeh, but majority are undecided

   "In response to the question of who would you elect if elections were held in which only President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas politburo chief Isma'el Haniyeh ran, the larger percentage of those polled, 35.3% said they would vote for President Abbas while 19.3% said they would vote for Haniyeh. What is also noteworthy is that 45.4% of respondents said they did not know or had no answer about who they would vote for.
If elections were held and President Abbas did not run, the larger percentage, 11.7% said they would vote for Marwan Barghouti, followed by Isma'el Haniyeh, 11.6% (8.1% in the West Bank opposed to 16.7% in Gaza), followed by Mohammed Dahlan 0.8% (0.4% in the West Bank and 20% in Gaza). It is also noteworthy that 55.6% said they did not know or had no answer as to who they would vote for."

Note: “A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung… A random sample of 1200 people over the age of 18 was interviewed face-to-face throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 26th of June and 7th of July 2018. The margin of error is ±3 percent, with a confidence level of 95%.”

Read the full poll here
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