Monday, March 27, 2006

The last Poll

Tomorrow is election day in Israel. The country's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth today published the last poll before the voting starts. Please note that the figures represent seats in the Knesset, not percentages. There are 120 seats in the Israeli parliament.
Yedioth Ahronoth (p. 3) by Dr. Mina Tzemah/Dahaf Polling Institute -- The poll was held last night and questioned 1,115 people. The margin of error is 3%.

Q: How do you intend to vote in the Knesset elections that will be held tomorrow? [the numbers in parentheses represent the change since the last poll]

Kadima: 34 (-2); Labor: 21; Likud: 13 (-1); Yisrael Beiteinu: 12 (+1); Shas: 11; National Union-NRP: 9; United Torah Judaism: 6 (+1); Meretz: 5 (-1); Hadash: 3; United Arab List-Arab Movement for Renewal: 2; Balad: 2; Pensioners: 2
Parties close to the electoral threshold (2%): Pensioners: 2%; Green Leaf: 1.3%; Greens: 1.3%; Tafnit: Less than 1%; Hetz: Less than 1%

Q: Do you intend to vote?

Yes: 66%; No: 34%

In the previous elections, the voter turnout was 74.5%
For more information on the elections, parties and platforms please turn to this excellent site (in German).


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