Poll shows Hamas likely to win PA elections

A poll conducted in several cities in the West Bank, including Ramallah, Nablus, Kalkilya, and El-Bireh, indicated that some 40% of West Bank Palestinians intend to vote for Hamas in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Only 20% of the 2,500 respondees said that they planned to vote for PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, Israel Radio reported.