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Israelis Choose Obama

His relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been rocky, but Israelis seem to be warming to him. At least, they prefer him to Mitt, Newt, and Rick.

Posted on February 29, 2012, at 8:13 p.m. ET

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The results of a poll of 500 Jewish Israelis, conducted by the Brookings Institution's Shibley Telhami:

Overall, among Israeli Jews, Obama led Santorum 34% to 21%, Gingrich 31% to 27%, Paul 34% to 24%, and Romney 32% to 29%.

The poll also found that Israelis want American support in striking Iran.