A recent survey among Palestinians revealed around 78 percent want Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority, to leave office.

The poll was conducted by Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Survey and Policy Research, and asked 1,270 Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza for their input.

“This is the highest number we have seen calling for Abbas’s resignation since Abbas’s election,” Shikaki said, reported in The Times of Israel.