Thursday, January 10, 2013

Undecided Right-Wing Voters Breaking Towards Likud Beitenu

The polls are starting to show a shift towards the right. The right wing/Religious bloc would get 71 project Knesset seats, and the left-center only 49, according to a Reshet Bet poll conducted by Sarid Institute.

The Likud Beitenu maintains its lead as the largest party with 34 or 35 seat. It appears said that some of the substantial number of undecided voters on the right are making up their minds and that most of them are going to vote Likud, the pollster found.

The poll shows Labor strengthening to 19 seats, Tzipi Livni's Hatnu'a and Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid with seven and nine seats respectively. .There is still a significant undecided vote floating between Labor, Hatnua, Yesh Atid, and Kadima, and it appears that many of those votes are going to go to the “brand” they know, Shelly Yechimovich's Labor Party, the pollster said.

Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi was also stabilizing with 14 seats, Shas is now down to nine seats, while United Torah Judaism, polling at seven seats. The poll also shows Amnon Yitzchak's Koach Lehashpia party getting four seats. Otzma L'Yisrael, the party of Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad, as well as Shaul Mofaz's Kadima, are on the edge of not having enough support to receive the minimum two mandates needed to qualify for a party to achieve Knesset representation.