Friday, November 30, 2012

Trailing Bibi by 25% with Less Than 10 Seats, Ynet Calls Livni Serious Challenger

Citing its own poll, Ynet admits Likud is gaining strength, yet insists that  Israelis strongly believe Livni is the 'strongest premiership candidate against Netanyahu', despite the fact that on one-on-one she trails Netanyahu by 25 points. 

The poll published by Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday, shows that Likud is gaining strength after its primary elections indicated that it was shifting to the right. According to the Mina Tzemach/Dahaf poll, Likud Beitenu would win 37 Knesset seats if elections were held today, Labor, on the other hand, lost five Knesset seats and is set to win 19 in the upcoming elections, and Tzipi Livni's Hat'nua are expected to get nine Knesset seats each in the January elections.

According to the survey, the rightist political bloc will consist of 49 Knesset members, the haredi parties will have 18 Knesset seats, the left-center bloc will have 42 seats in the next Knesset, and the Arab parties 11.

"62% of those polled said Netanyahu was better suited for the role, as opposed to only 19% who claimed Yachimovich would be a better PM. When asked to choose between Netanyahu and Livni, 55% of the respondents said Netanyahu would be a better prime minister, while 30% supported Livni."