Skip to comments.Poll: Bayit Yehudi a Solid Third, Now Closing in on Labor
Posted on 12/29/2012 2:00:25 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The latest polls showed that last weekend's dust-up over Naftali Bennett's stance on how IDF soldiers who are uncomfortable with immoral orders are supposed to react has not had a negative impact on the Bayit Yehudi party's standing with the public. If anything, the controversy seems to have helped the party's prospects. Bayit Yehudi is now polling to come in as the third largest party in the Knesset, and is closing in to become the second largest.
The party, headed by Bennett, continues to nip at the heels of the joint Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list, and the latest weekly poll by Israel Radio shows that Bennett's party is up to 15 seats, while the Likud-Beytenu is down to 34 the highest and lowest numbers polled in the Israel Radio poll for both parties, respectively. With 15 seats, Bayit Yehudi would be in a solid position as the third largest part in the Knesset, nearly as powerful as Labor, which, according to the poll, would receive 16 seats if elections were held today. Other results of the poll showed Shas getting 13 seats; Tzippy Livni's Hatnua party with 11; Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid with 9; United Torah Jewry with 6; Meretz with five; Hadash and Arab party Ra'am-Ta'al with 4 each; and Arab party Balad with 3. Besides the continued strength of Bayit Yehudi in the polls, political commentators on Israel Radio said, the poll was notable for the continuing slide in strength of the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list, which has been hurt by the charisma of Bennett, and the legal troubles of Avigdor Lieberman. Also notable, the commentators said, was the stabilization of Shas' constituency.... The latest poll also shows Kadima failing to get into the Knesset at all...
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How many building permits in east Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria has the Netanyahu government approved during this month alone? Actions speak louder than words.
I’d say Netanyahu’s strategy of moving left is working. His Likud is shrinking, allowing him to team with Labor and force ‘the right’ into becoming an unpalatable (to the general electorate) alternative to him personally.
Oslo has been suicide bombed at the UN. This is making up for lost time. How many were approved in the past twelve months?
Tzipi Livni, who is running for Knesset at the head of an independent party, blamed Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett for the violence at the Oz Tzion outpost near Beit El Friday.Livni's party will not do well; seems like/looks like there's a voter shift going on, and it will show up election day; Labor clinging to second, with votes shifting from Livni and Kadima to Labor, from Labor to Likud, and Likud to BY. [Livni perhaps out, and maybe finished for now].