Poll: Likud drops sharply, Kadima falls

A week from the elections, the latest "Globes" poll finds Labor gaining ground and Yisrael Beiteinu still strengthening.

The latest "Globes" poll in collaboration with Geocartography, managed by Prof. Avi Degani, shows the Likud losing between six to seven Knesset seats over the past five days. With seven days until the Feb. 10 elections, the poll predicted that the Likud will win 24-25 Knesset mandates compared with 31 last week. Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud has now lost 14 seats since polls taken five weeks ago.

The poll, conducted yesterday evening (Monday) among a representative sample of 600 people forecast Kadima winning 21 seats compared with 23 last week, while Labor climbed from 15 last week to 17. Avigdor Lieberman's Israel Beiteinu rose one seat to 17, while Shas also strengthened to 11seats from 10 last week and Meretz fell back to 7 seats from 8-9 last week.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on February 3, 2009

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