Thursday, December 20, 2012

Smith Poll: Lieberman's Indictment has Zero Impact on Voting Preferences

Avigdor Lieberman's indictment last week had almost no impact voting preferences in the January 22 election, a Smith Research poll conducted for Reshet Bet-  Israel's national Radio found.

Less than two percent of Likud-Beitenu supporters said they had shifted their support to a different party due to the indictment, 1%  said they were now undecided, compared to 1% who said they had decided to vote for Likud Beitenu due to the indictment, according to the poll.

Some 10% of Bayit Yehudi voters (which matches up to 1-2 seats, based on the poll average) said they had changed their allegiance to the party after originally intending to vote Likud or Yisrael Beitenu.

The Smith poll also found that Likud Beitenu would get 36 projected seats, if elections were held today. Bayit Yehudi, Shas gand Yesh Atid are virtually tied at 11 seats respectfuly, for third place.