A panel of Israeli national security experts now rates President Obama as better than Mitt Romney for Israel, according to a new survey.
The latest Israel Factor survey, a self described “Israeli outlook on American policy and politics” and ranking of “the players of the American political battlefield from an Israeli viewpoint,” puts Obama ahead of Romney for the first time ever.
On the whole, Obama now scores a 7.4 out of 10 on being good for Israel, while Romney scores a 7.2. The panel also gives Obama a slight edge on who is more likely to use force against Iran — with Obama leading by a nose.
A year ago, Obama was still largely viewed with suspicion by the same panel of experts — rating just a 5.5 out of 10. In that survey a year ago, Romney was rated at 7.4 out of 10.