The average of last week’s nine polls ( Dec 30 2012 – Jan 5 2012) (Channel 2/Yediot Achronot, Knesset Channel, Maariv, Yisrael Hayom, Haaretz, Walla, Reshet Bet, Jerusalem Post/Globes, Yisrael Post/Sof Shavua), with current Knesset seats in [brackets], and the average of the polls from two weeks ago in (brackets):
34.0 (34.8)  Likud Beitenu
17.1 (17.1)  Labor
14.5 (13.5)  Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home/National Union)
10.5 (11.2)  Shas
9.5 (9.2)  Movement (Livni)
9.4 (9.5) [—] Yesh Atid
5.7 (6.1)  Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
4.4 (4.3)  Meretz
4.0 (4.0)  Hadash
3.8 (4.1)  Ra’am-Ta’al
3.3 (2.6)  Balad
1.6 (1.4)  Strong Israel
1.1 (0.4)  Kadima
0.6 (1.0)  Am Shalem
—- (0.0)  Independence (No longer running)
67.1 (68.1)  Right-Religious 52.8 (51.8)  Center-Left-Arab Changes from week 12 to week 13: Movement passes Yesh Atid for 5th place.
Hadash passes Ra’am-Ta’al for 9th place.
Kadima passes Am Shalem for 13th place.
Largest Gains: Bayit Yehudi gained 1 seats and Kadima gained 0.7 of a seat. Biggest Losses: Likud Beitenu lost .8 of a seat and Shas lost 0.7 of a seat.
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About the Author: Jeremy Saltan is a frequent guest on various radio programs and and a veteran political analyst. He has run political campaigns in English and Hebrew for Israeli municipality, party institution, primary and general elections. Jeremy’s opinion pieces have been published, quoted or credited by Voice of America, Daily Beast, France 24, Washington Post, BBC, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Israel National News and the Jewish Press and more.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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