Most Israelis think Netanyahu responsible for failing to prevent Hamas attack, poll shows

October 20, 2023

Netanyahu said this week that there are many questions regarding the Oct. 7 attack and "we will investigate everything thoroughly". The survey showed Netanyahu lagging far behind former Defence Minister Benny Gantz , head of an opposition centrist party who joined a unity government last week. It said 48% of respondents thought Gantz would make a better prime minister, compared with only 28% for Netanyahu. The poll indicated that 65% of Israelis were in support of the expected ground invasion of Gaza by Israeli troops. The poll was conducted on Oct. 18 and 19 among 510 respondents and had a 4.3% margin of error, Ma'ariv said.