In a new Israel Hayom poll, a majority of Israeli Jews -- 66.7 percent -- characterized U.S. President Barack Obama's handling of the Syria crisis as "not successful."
A mere 17.0% of Israeli Jews felt Obama's management of the Syria issue has been "successful."
A plurality of Israeli Jews -- 49.7% -- said Obama's decision to delay a military strike against Syria was wrong, while 32.8% said he made the right choice.
Poll respondents were asked who won the current round of events in Syria -- Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar Assad or Israel. Putin came in first at 48.3%, followed by Assad (39.6%), Obama (8.8%) and Israel (5.1%). Some 18.3% responded "don't know."
On the question of who lost the round, 63.0% said Obama, followed by Israel (17.3%), Assad (8.7%) and Putin (3.3%). Some 20.6% responded "don't know."
A majority of Israeli Jews -- 65.3% -- said that, given Obama's conduct regarding Syria, he would not be able to successfully deal with Iran's nuclear program. Only 12.1% said he would be able to meet that challenge.
Israeli Jews expressed great skepticism that Assad would in fact give up his chemical weapons in accordance with the Russian proposal. Some 75.6% said they believed Assad would not ultimately hand over his weapons, while 12.8% said he would.
The poll was conducted on September 11, and respondents comprised a random pool of 500 Jewish Hebrew-speaking Israelis over the age of 18. There was a margin of error of 4.4%.