The Likud is in even worse shape than polls taken for media outlets show, according to internal polls taken this week for the Zionist Union.
A series of such polls taken by former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s pollster, Kalman Geyer, found the Zionist Union leading the Likud by five to seven Knesset seats – the Zionist Union with as many as 28 and as few as 24 seats, and the Likud with as many as 21 and as few as 18.
“The war is not over, but I believe we are winning the war,” Geyer said.
Likud strategists’ polls taken on Sunday showed a tie between the two parties, but since then, the Zionist Union has taken a lead of at least a seat, 23 to 22.
“I wouldn’t use the word ‘desperate,’ but it is likely that the other side will get the first chance to form a government, and if they get that chance they probably can,” a Likud strategist said. “The only thing that can stop that from happening is a large Likud.”