The latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 13 and 15 March 2008 shows that Ismail Haniyeh’s deposed cabinet in Gaza is seen as having greater legitimacy and better performance than Salam Fayyad’s cabinet in Ramallah. This is the first time that Haniyeh’s government has received greater public legitimacy than Fayyad’s.
49 percent say that Haniyeh should stay in office as prime minister, while 45 percent say he should not. By contrast, only 38 percent say Fayyad’s cabinet should stay in office, and 55 percent say it should not. 34 percent say Haniyeh’s cabinet is the legitimate Palestinian government, while 29 percent see Fayyad’s government as legitimate.
Nine percent say both governments are legitimate, while 24 percent reject both governments as illegitimate.
Read the full press release here: http://www.pcpsr.org/survey/polls/2008/p27epressrelease.html.
Read the full PSR analysis here: http://www.pcpsr.org/survey/polls/2008/p27e.pdf