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Israel Election Polls show the right bloc getting approximately 60 seats, while the left bloc will get approximately 40 seats out of the 120 seats in the Israeli Knesset. Left bloc numbers include the Arab parties, which traditionally are not included in coalitions.
Poll Results 13 December 2002
The following are the results of Dahaf polls carried out on December 12 2002. The poll took place after the Labor Party and Likud announced their lists.
Total population (including Israeli Arabs) sample of 704:
Right/Religious Bloc: Total 59 - from 54 current Knesset [59.5]
"Center" Total 18 from 19 [18.5]
Left/Arabs: Total 41.5 from 47 current Knesset 
"Drugs/Prostitution" Total 1.5 from 0 current Knesset Aleh Yarok 1.5  (less than minimum threshold. This time Aleh Yarok has added legalization of prostitution to its platform to legalize marijuana)
[IMRA: There is no indication how the results of the polling were converted into Knesset seats, how the "undecided" were distributed between parties and how partial sets were allocated. It should be noted that a error of +/- 3.8
Did Yossi Beilin and Yael Dayan's departure strengthen your support for the Labor Party?[asked Labor supporters]
Did Yossi Beilin and Yael Dayan's departure strengthen your support for the Labor Party?[asked Meretz supporters]
Yediot Ahronot 13 December 2002.
+++ "New Wave"
Total population (including Israeli Arabs) sample of 683: [result from week of 6 December in [brackets]]
Right/Religious Bloc: Total 62 - from 54 current Knesset 
"Center" Total 15 from 19 current Knesset 
Left/Arabs: Total 42 from 47 current Knesset 
"Drugs/Prostitution" Total 1 from 0 current Knesset 
Do you like or dislike:
As you know, this week Labor and Likud had primaries. Without any connection to your political views, which list has the more successful MKs?
Is the Likud list more to the right, left or same in its views as party leader Ariel Sharon?
Is the Labor list more to the right, left or same in its views as party leader Amram Mitzna?
Assume the Likud wins the elections and Ariel Sharon is prime minister, who would you prefer he form he government with?
In general what is more important for you when you chose a party?
After the elections will the security situation improve, worsen or remain the same?
After the elections will the economic situation improve, worsen or remain
Ma'ariv 13 December 2002
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
MideastWeb News Service
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by Editor @ 06:26 PM CST [Link]
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If Sharon wins again and continues his present policies, it will hurt Israel internationally. I understand Israelis are worried about defense, however, when the international media has headlines day after day 'Israel kills unarmed Palestinians', 'Israel troops roll into...', 'Israel invades Arafat's headquarters..', it makes even Israel's supporters question Israel's govt. Israel is becoming more isolated and the oil guys in the US govt will only be its friends as long as it is beneficial, then Israel will be cut off. Israel needs to make peace while it still has US support - don't trust the oil interests in the US govt to be on Israel's side much longer. Sorry these guys care only about their $$$, not Israel, not their own citizens.
Posted by Karen @ 12/16/2002 02:42 AM CST
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