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  10/18/2013, Cheshvan 14, 5774

Poll: Barkat Leads Over Lion

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is backed by 47.6% of local residents in next week's election, while candidate Moshe Lion is receiving 28.2%, according to a poll published on Friday. Another candidate, Moshe Epstein, is supported by only 3.1% of Jerusalem residents.

According to the poll, 56.6% of Jerusalem's hareidi-religious population support Lion, 8.2% support Barkat, and 6.9% back Epstein. The percentage of undecided voters among hareidim is especially high at 28.3%.

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