The Tzipi Livni Party, which the former Kadima leader formed with great
fanfare Tuesday, would win no more seats than United Torah Judaism,
according to a Smith Research poll conducted Tuesday and Wednesday for
The Jerusalem Post and the Globes business daily.
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The poll of 500
Israelis representing a sample of the adult population found that
Livni's party would win six seats, much less than she envisioned when
she declared herself the only possible alternative to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu at a press conference Tuesday.
swallowed up retiring Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Independence Party
and took away seats from Yesh Atid and Labor. Livni's former Kadima
party would not pass the electoral threshold.
But The Tzipi Livni
Party, as her associates asked that it be called, would only be the
third largest list on the Center-Left, trailing Labor, which would win
20 seats and Yesh Atid, which would win 10.