Israel: No Trust in Government Leaders Attending Annapolis Conference

On the eve of Annapolis, do you have confidence in the three leaders of the government?

Yes No
Ehud Olmert 24% 75%
Ehud Barak 29% 68%
Tzipi Livni 52% 44%
The entire leadership 27% 69%

Should borders, Jerusalem, and the “right of return” be negotiated already at the start of the talks?

Yes 35%
No 63%

Source: Dahaf Institute / Yediot Ahronot
Methodology: Interviews with 500 Israeli adults, conducted on Nov. 22, 2007. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.

Germany: Conservative’s Lead Grows Slightly

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Nov. 16 Nov. 2 Oct. 26
Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) /
Bavarian Christian-Social (CSU)
40% 40% 39%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 24% 26% 26%
Left Party (Linke) 12% 11% 11%
Green Party (Grune) 9% 10% 10%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 9% 8% 9%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,501 German adults, conducted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Spain: Socialists Lead by 7 pts.

What party would you support in the next general election?

Nov. 21 Nov. 6 Oct. 23
Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) 45% 44.5% 44%
Popular Party (PP) 38% 38% 39%
United Left (IU) /
Initiative for Catalonia-Greens (IC-V)
4% 4% 3.3%
Convergence and Union (CiU) 3.2% 3% 3.2%
Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) 1.7% 1.4% 1.4%

Source: Instituto Opina / Cadena Ser
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Spanish adults, conducted on Nov. 21, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Several Nations See China as Next Superpower

Thinking now of the future and the year 2020, which, if any, of the following countries or regions will be the dominant world power?

BRI FRA ITA ESP GER USA
United States 32% 19% 27% 23% 30% 40%
China 28% 47% 38% 45% 25% 24%
Europe 4% 6% 7% 12% 14% 4%
India 3% 7% 10% 1% 4% 2%
Russia 3% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1%
Japan 1% 4% 4% 7% 3% 2%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
None of these 2% 1% 1% 4% 2%
Not sure 26% 13% 10% 10% 17% 24%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,590 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.

UK: Conservatives Lead by 9 pts

If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?

Nov. 22 Nov. 16 Oct. 24
Conservative 41% 41% 41%
Labour 32% 35% 38%
Liberal Democrats 14% 13% 11%
Other 13% 11% 10%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,600 British adults, conducted from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2007. No margin of error was provided.