The ruling Fatah party and Hamas emerged from Palestinian parliamentary elections on Wednesday in a dead heat, according to a random telephone survey conducted by the West Bank's An Najah University on Wednesday.
A pollster at the university, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Fatah won 45.2 percent of the vote and Hamas 42.4 percent, based on a survey of 6,500 voters.
He said the survey had an error margin of 5 percentage points - high because it was a random poll.
The pollster said the Third Way, a party led by former Finance Minister Salam Fayyad, came in third.
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