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Benjamin Netanyahu losing support
ahead of election

Telegraph (UK), by Robert Tait

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Posted By:Harlowe, 1/3/2013 10:54:40 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel´s prime minister, has ordered a campaign shake-up amid plummeting poll figures that show him haemorrhaging support ahead of this month´s election. He is said to have demanded an end to bickering within his Likud party and a bigger role for grassroots workers after successive surveys and a series of embarrassing publicity flops following his decision to merge with Avigdor Lieberman´s Yisrael Beiteinu party. His intervention comes after the latest poll – published by Haaretz newspaper – showed the Likud Beitenu bloc poised to win just 34 seats in the Knesset

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The January 22nd poll of 34 seats is down from the current total of 42.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 1/3/2013 11:09:11 AM     (No. 9096480)

Sniff sniff I smell wishfull thinking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/3/2013 11:16:04 AM     (No. 9096497)

Is he a dual citizen? BiBi for Speaker !
I would love to have him here.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nolibgal, 1/3/2013 11:34:11 AM     (No. 9096536)

I believe this would spell Armeggedon. Bibi may be the last real leader in this world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: birddog, 1/3/2013 12:26:51 PM     (No. 9096611)

A friend in Israel sez...He has never been more popular, the major complaint is that he showed to much Restraint in the recent "troubles"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/3/2013 2:13:59 PM     (No. 9096757)

My Israeli friends say the same #4. The media just WISHES Bibi would lose support.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: my2sense, 1/3/2013 6:08:17 PM     (No. 9097135)

Oh, the party´s still got a fairish lead(we vote for a party and get stuck with the slate of representative the party fields which means they feel very little responsiblity to the electorate) but yes, they are losing seats because Bibi, who is probably the most left member of the party, wants to pull Likud left. So Likud is shedding votes--and seats--to parties further right. The left is loud and disporportionately powerful but it doesn´t reflect the thinking of most Israelis. Most of us are not suicidal. It´s not partnering with Liberman that´s doing it. But it looks like Yisrael Beiteinu is going to be doing quite well--the current estimates are about 18 seats. Bibi is their best vote-getter.

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