This week’s Walla News poll carried out by Maagar Mahot is the fifth consecutive poll in the last six months that awards Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud with a gain and Tzipi Livni’s Kadima with a loss. According to this poll Lieberman would receive 18 seats, a gain of three. Labor would fall to 8 seats, and Shas would fall to 9. The right wing block would grow from 65 seats to 71. The center-left block would fall from 44 to 39 seats and the Israeli Arab parties would lose a seat. Israel moves to the right, despite President Obama’s pressure.

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If elections were held today (expressed in Knesset seats) based on the 69% that named a party.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets].

32 [27] Likud
26 [28] Kadima
18 [15] Yisrael Beiteinu
08 [13] Labor
09 [11] Shas
05 [05] Yahadut Hatorah
03 [03] Jewish Home/NRP
02 [03] Meretz
04 [04] National Union
03 [00] Centrist party headed by Yair Lapid
10 [11] Arab parties

The survey was conducted by telephone, by the Research Institute “Maagar Mochot” headed by Professor Yitzhak Katz, on 5.12.10, a probability sample of 502 respondents, representing the Israeli adult population (ages 18 and over). The maximum sampling error is 4.5%.

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