President Obama's hot-miked conversation with French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggested that he is frustrated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- but Americans might be more frustrated with Obama than they are irritated by Netanyahu.
"A poll conducted by the group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner found that 52.3 percent of Americans rate Netanyahu positively, compared to 51.5 percent for Obama," reports Israel Today Magazine. "The results of the poll were enthusiastically discussed on Israel's Channel 10 News on Thursday."
The Washington Examiner called the polling firm to confirm and request the full data, including margin of error, but hasn't heard back yet. The poll reportedly asked questions of 800 U.S. citizens.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to comment, yesterday, on Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a "liar" and Obama reportedly complaining, "You are fed up with him, but me, I have to deal with him every day."
Carney did say that "Our relationship with Israel is based on our shared principles, our shared values, and obviously on our mutual interests in terms of security. And we will stick by Israel."