The latest poll that was carried out this week for Channel 99 (the Knesset Channel) by the Panels polling company gives Opposition Leader Livni her first lead over Prime Minister Netanyahu since the elections were held about two years ago. According to the poll Kadima would hold a narrow lead over Likud 31-29 and Yisrael Beiteinu (13), Shas (10) and Labor (7) would all lose seats. The right-wing block would maintain the 65 seats they hold now, a change from the last six polls carried out by various companies over the past six months and, most recently, two weeks ago, which all predicted an increase in the right-wing block to somewhere between 69-73 seats.


If elections were held today, who would you vote for?

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

31 [28] Kadima

29 [27] Likud

13 [15] Yisrael Beiteinu

10 [11] Shas

07 [13] Labor

06 [05] Yahadut Hatorah

05 [03] Meretz

04 [04] National Union

03 [03] Jewish Home/NRP
12 [11] Arab parties