Many Israelis think that Barack Obama’s administration is interfering in the march 17 elections, as the rift between the WH and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intensified in recent days.

According to the poll, 62 percent of respondents said the Obama administration is interfering, 31% said it is not interfering, and 8% did not know.

Netanyahu also got the backing of 56%, who believe in principle in his desire to address Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat, while 36% said it was not the right thing to do.

Nonetheless, only 41% said that the prime minister should actually deliver the address, while 36% think he should cancel his trip to DC. 17% suggested he should go, but speak only at the AIPAC policy conference on March 2.

Sixty-two percent of respondents said Netanyahu should debate his challenger, the Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog. Twenty-seven percent said there should not be a debate and 11% did not know.

Netanyahu also lost some ground in the polls this weekend, with the Likud Party dropping two seats, though maintaining a slight lead over the Zionist Union. The proportion of respondents saying they want Netanyahu to remain prime minister for a 4th term also fell from 46% last week to 42%, while those saying they do not want him to keep his job rose from 45% to 49%.