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      Polls: Orlev Beats Bennett, Bennett Beats Orlev

      A day after poll shows Bennett up by 28%, a new poll has him down by 4%. Source: "There hasn't been an objective poll in this race."
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 10/24/2012, 9:27 PM

      Bennett (left) and Orlev
      Bennett (left) and Orlev
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      A new poll by Dr. Yitzchak Dayan, conducted among 507 registered members of the Jewish Home party, gives veteran MK Zevulun Orlev the support of 30% of the members in the race for party chairman, vis-à-vis 26.2% for newcomer Naftali Bennett.

      Over 40% of the members are still undecided, according to the poll.

      The poll was conducted three days after Minister Daniel Hershkowitz announced he was bowing out of the race and supporting Orlev.

      The poll is being published just one day after a previous poll, by the Smith Institute, gave Bennett the support of 57% vis-à-vis 29% for Orlev.

      It can safely be presumed that Wednesday's poll was paid for by the Orlev campaign, while Tuesday's was ordered by Bennett's.

      A well-placed source in the Jewish Home told Arutz Sheva: "There hasn't been one objective poll conducted in this race. Over half of the people who registered didn't give their telephone numbers, which makes these polls a little silly anyways."