The right of center parties continue to maintain their lead, albeit by a slightly smaller margin in eight polls released December 9-15 (from Haaretz, Walla, Yisrael Hayom, Reshet Bet, Knesset Channel, Maariv, Yediot Achronot, Jerusalem/Yisrael Post).
Current Knesset seats in [brackets], with the previous week’s average in (brackets):
37.3 (37.7)  Likud Beitenu
18.2 (19.7)  Labor
11.3 (11.3)  Jewish Home-National Union
10.8 (10.5)  Shas
9.1 (8.2)  Movement (Livni)
8.7 (7.3) [--] Yesh Atid
5.8 (5.7)  Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
4.1 (3.6)  Ra’am-Ta’al
4.0 (3.6)  Meretz
3.8 (3.5)  Hadash
3.1 (3.0)  Balad
1.1 (2.2)  Am Shalem
1.1 (1.6)  Kadima
0.7 (1.6)  Strong Israel
— (0.0)  Independence (No longer running)
HaYisraelim (2 seats in one poll)
67.5 (69.2)  Right
52.4 (50.7)  Left
Notable changes over the last two weeks: Ra’am-Ta’al passes Meretz for 8th place. Kadima passes Strong Israel for 13th place.
Largest Gains: Yesh Atid gained 1.4 seats and Movement gained 0.9.
Biggest Losses: Labor lost 1.5 seats and Am Shalem lost 1.1.
Note: These polls were taken prior to Yisrael Beitenu Chairman Avigdor Leiberman’s indictment and resignation as Foreign Minister.
About the Author: Jeremy Saltan is Bayit Yehudi's Mevaseret Tzion Party Branch Director and a Central Committee Member. Jeremy served as Bayit Yehudi's English Speaking Campaign Manager in the past election. Visit Jeremy's blog, www.knessetjeremy.com.
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