Poll: Lieberman pulls even with Labor


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Avigdor Lieberman’s Israel Beitanu Party has pulled even with the Labor Party, according to a new poll.

The Kadima Party has also pulled closer to the leading Likud Party in advance of Israel’s Feb. 10 national elections, according to the Ma’ariv/Teleseker poll released Wednesday.

The poll found that Likud is leading with 27 seats, followed by Kadima with 23 seats. Both Israel Beitanu and Labor are polling with 17 mandates.

Lieberman’s party appears to have gained at the expense of Likud, according to the poll results that were reported by the Jerusalem Post.

In other results, the religious Sephardic Shas Party polled at 10 Knesset seats, the left-wing Hatnua Hahadasha-Meretz at six seats, United Torah Judaism at five seats and Arab parties Hadash and United Arab List each with four. 

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