Latest Poll Widens Likud's Lead

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JERUSALEM, Israel - The latest poll in advance of Israel's February 10 elections shows the Likud party, headed by opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, widening its lead against the Kadima party, now led by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

According to a telephone survey conducted by Geocartographia, Likud would more than triple its present 12 seats, winning 37 mandates, while Kadima would drop four seats, going from 29 to 25.
The ultra-Orthodox Shas party would lose one seat, down from 12 to 11 seats; the Arab parties would also down one seat from 10 to nine mandates; Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel our Home) dropped three seats, falling from 11 to eight slots.
Labor would take the biggest dive from its present 19 seats to seven, according to the survey.
The new Jewish Home party, made up of the former National Union/National Religious party, dropped from nine to four seats and the Green party moved from zero to three, according to poll results.
Source: israel national news

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