Poll: Bayit Yehudi rises five seats in one week

Israel Radio poll predicts Right-Haredi bloc would win 73 mandates, while Center-Left, Arab bloc would win 47; Likud Beytenu drops to 35.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2013 12:04
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Naftali Bennett

Naftali Bennett 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

 
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Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi party continues to rise in polls, gaining five seats in the past week for a total of 18 seats that it would win if the elections were held today, according to a Geocartography poll.

The poll, conducted on Wednesday for Israel Radio, shows a significant rise to Bennett's party. A Channel 2 poll conducted on Tuesday predicted the party would only win 13 seats.

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The Labor party is also on an upwards trend, and would win 18 seats.

Religious Zionist party Strong Israel, led by former National Union MKs Arieh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, also grew stronger, gaining two seats for a total of six seats.

The joint list Likud Beytenu continues its downwards trend, dropping from 36 seats to 35. A Channel 2 poll from Tuesday, however, shows the joint list would only win 33 seats.

Yair Lapid's Center-Left party Yesh Atid dipped significantly and lost half of its seats, dropping to five, according to the poll.

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The poll notes a slight rise to The Tzipi Livni Party, that gained one seat, placing it at a total of six seats.

Ultra-Orthodox party Shas lost four seats, dropping to eight seats, while support for United Torah Judaism remained the same, with the poll showing the party would win seven seats.

The poll shows no change for the Arab parties Hadash, Balad and UAL-Ta'al, that would win 11 seats all together.

The right-wing and religious parties bloc would win 73 mandates and the Center-Left and Arab parties bloc would win 47 seats, according to the poll.

The poll also found that 45.4 percent oppose the two-state solution, while 40.6% were in favor of the two-state solution.


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