Poll: Likud Gaining Strength

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A poll following Monday's Likud party primaries shows the party gaining strength.

According to the Haaretz-Dialog poll, the results of the Likud primaries did not appreciably alter the way Israelis plan to vote.

If elections were held today, Likud would win 36 mandates to the Kadima party's 27 and Labor's 12.

Center-right parties would win 64 seats, compared to 56 for the left-wing parties.

Results of the poll did not support Likud chairman Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's concerns that right-winger Moshe Feiglin could cost the party up to five seats.

Nonetheless, Netanyahu is not happy with Feiglin's 20th place finish on the Likud list, which would very likely assure him a Knesset seat.

Ofer Akunis, Netanyahu's former media advisor, petitioned the party's election council to advance regional representatives on the Knesset list.

If the council agrees, Feiglin would be moved down the list.

Source: Haaretz

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