Tzippi Livni 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A poll on Friday put opposition leader Tzipi Livni ahead of MK Shaul Mofaz in
the Kadima primary, one day after Livni’s camp attacked a different survey
showing Mofaz gaining more seats for Kadima in a general
According to the TNS Teleseker poll published by Ma’ariv,
Kadima would get 16 seats in the next Knesset if Livni wins the party leadership
race on March 27.
Should Mofaz win, the party would get two fewer seats.
At the same time, the difference between the two is within the poll’s margin of
Thursday’s poll by Dialog in Haaretz
showed Kadima winning 12
seats under Mofaz and 10 under Livni.
The opposition leader’s campaign
accused the poll of bias, because Kadima leadership candidate MK Avi Dichter was
using Dialog’s services. Kadima has 28 MKs in the current Knesset.
poll also showed that the status quo in the Knesset will remain, with
right-wing parties maintaining 61-62 seats and left-wing and Arab parties
Labor under Shelly Yacimovich’s leadership is expected to be
the major left-wing party with 17-18 seats.
According to TNS Teleseker,
Likud will have the same number of seats as in the current Knesset, 27, and
Israel Beiteinu is expected to drop one seat, to 14.
personality turned politician Yair Lapid’s party in the making is expected to
get more than 10 seats, while the poll shows Meretz growing from its current
TNS Teleseker also showed Shas losing two seats, down
from 11 now.
When asked who is most suited to be prime minister, 62
percent of those polled answered Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while 25%