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  7/1/2011, Sivan 29, 5771

Poll: Right and Hareidi Bloc Stronger

The Likud party would become Israel's biggest if elections were held today, according to a poll published Friday by Yisrael Hayom. The poll, taken by the Hagal Hechadah (New Wave) organization, says the votes picked up by the Likud would give the right-hareidi coalition 67 Knesset seats instead of the current 65. The National Union would maintain its strength, as would Kadima and the other changes would be minor.

If the prime minister's race was between Binyamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni, the incumbent would get 40 percent of the vote and the opposition leader would get 28 percent, with 31 percent not knowing. If Kadima's Shaul Mofaz provided the opposition to the prime minister, Netanyahu would get 43 percent of the vote, with 15 percent for the former chief of staff and 42 percent undecided.