Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poll: 69% Acceptive of the Likud's 'Rightward' Turn; Likud Beitenu Maintains Lead

A new poll conducted on the eve of the Likud's primary elections and released on the Channel 10 morning program by Ma'agar Mochot, found only nine percent of the Israeli voting public would reconsider their vote due to a Likud shift to the right, Sixty-nine percent of respondents to the poll said they would not change their vote, while 22% said they didn’t know.

 The Ma’agar Mochot also show the “Likud Beiteinu” list maintain its wide lead over everyone else in the running, and a solid majority of 70 Knesset seats for the Right-wing/religious bloc. If the elections were held today, the Likud-Beiteinu would get 37 seats, Labor would get 20 seats, Shas 14, and Jewish Home/NU 9 seats.

Tzipi Livni, who announced a comeback at a press conference today, would recieve 9 seats, mainly at the expense of Yair Lapid, whose list “Yesh Atid” gets only 5 seats (down from 11 and 13 in earlier polls).