Jerusalem – Poll Shows Premier Losing Support But Poised To Win Elections


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz (R) and Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak seen at the graduation ceremony of Israeli pilots at the Hatzerim air force base in the Negev desert, near the southern city of Beersheva, December 27, 2012. Photo by Flash90Jerusalem – New polls show Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still poised to win the Jan. 22 elections, but one poll shows him slipping.

The Dahaf survey predicts Netanyahu’s Likud-Yisrael Beitenu ticket will secure just 33 seats, down from 37 in last month’s polling. Israel’s parliament has 120 seats.

The poll, published Friday, questioned 1,250 people. Its margin of error was 3 percentage points.

Hard-liner Naftali Bennett’s party rises from 10 seats last month to 12. It had five seats in the outgoing parliament.

The second survey, by Maagar Mohot pollsters, shows Netanyahu winning 37 seats and Bennett’s party with 13. That poll questioned 491 people, with a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

Bennett’s Jewish Home party has risen to third place behind Netanyahu’s team and the centrist Labor Party.

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