Monday, January 21, 2013

Unpublished Election Poll: Likud 37; Labor, Bennett and Lapid in Fight for 2nd Place

Likud Beitenu has stopped its bleeding in the polls, and has stepped up towards 37 projected seats, while Yechimovich, Bennett and Lapid are in a statistical dead head - fighting for 2nd place, according to an average of unpublished internal poll obtained Sunday night by debkafile.

The findings of polls commissioned privately by party leaders the day before Israel’s general election Tuesday, Jan. 22, average out at 37+ for Likud-Israel Beitenu, with Labor far behind at 15 –. The two new faces – Naftali Bennett, at the head of Jewish Home, and Yair Lapid’s newly-launched Future party - are in a dead heat at 14, and the ultra-religious Shas slipping to 11. Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah continues to slide - down now to six, while the far-left Meretz edges up to the same figure.