Haarets writes: "Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, is still benefiting from his support for the government during the war, with a 58 percent approval rating, compared to 29 percent who disapprove." One wonders. Was "support for the government during the war" a part of the survey questions? Or is that the Haaretz correspondant's *interpretation*? More exactly, it is Haaretz desperately spinning Bibi's advancement in the polls already. Surely it can't be his personal merit, it must have been his support for Olmert. Haaretz is saying: For the upcoming campaign, noted, Bibi supported the war. To paraphrase the Byrds: To every (political) season, spin spin spin...
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from the article: Poll: Olmert, Peretz approval ratings hit new low following war