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Just 2% of Israelis trust Olmert: poll

Only two per cent of Israelis have confidence in beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2007 13:05 IST

Only two per cent of Israelis have confidence in beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, according to an opinion poll published on Thursday.

When asked which politician they thought most trustworthy, only two per cent named Olmert, according to the survey in the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot newspaper.

Olmert has seen his ratings crash in the wake of the inconclusive war against Hezbollah last year and amid a string of scandals involving himself and senior members of his government.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni received 22 per cent, Labour MP Ami Ayalon 18 percent, ultra-nationalist Minister for Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman 11 per cent and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu 10 per cent.

Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz of Olmert's centrist Kadima party received eight percent and Defence Minister Amir Peretz seven percent while 12 per cent answered "none of the above."

Thursday's poll was carried out by the Dahaf Polling Institute and had a 4.5 percent margin of error.