Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s popularity has plummeted 28 percent in the past two months with a majority of Israelis now saying they are not happy with his handling of the coronavirus health and economic crisis, Channel 12 reports
The public opinion poll by Channel 12 News released Tuesday evening showed that only 46 percent of Israelis approve of the way Netanyahu is running the country. This compares to 58 percent approval last week and 74 percent positive opinion two months ago as the first wave of the pandemic was put under control.
However, with the second wave setting new records for infections and fueling fears of a new shutdown, only 33 percent of respondents approved of Netanyahu’s handling of the economic crisis. The poll showed that a majority of right-wing voters said they believed the crisis has been mismanaged.