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      Poll Shows Kadima isn't Dead Yet

      Knesset Channel poll gives Disengagement party 3 seats in next Knesset.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 1/14/2013, 1:42 PM

      Ariel Sharon
      Ariel Sharon
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      A Panels Politics poll conducted for the Knesset Channel predicts that Kadima – until recently the Knesset's largest party with 28 seats – will receive 3 seats in the next Knesset.

      Most other polls predict that Kadima, which was created by Ariel Sharon following the Gaza Disengagement, will completely disappear from the Knesset.

      Otzma Leyisrael, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari, also receives three seats in this poll.

      The poll is largely consistent with most other polls in showing that Likud / Yisrael Beytenu will receive 35 seats, whereas Labor would receive 17 seats. Bayit Yehudi would get 14 seats, and Yesh Atid 11. Shas would get 9 seats and Tzipi Livni 8.

      United Torah Judaism and Meretz receive 5 seats each.