Right-wingers Israelis outnumber Leftists by 2:1

February 12th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Jerusalem, Feb 12 (ANI): Right-wing Israelis outnumber those on the left by at least two-to-one, according to a poll conducted by the Rafi Smith Institute.

Rafi Smith said 20 percent of the voters chose their parties on the Election Day and another nine percent made up their mind in the days just before they headed to the polls, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The numbers were significantly higher among those who wound up voting for Kadima 27 percent decided to vote for the party on the Election Day and 13 percent made up their minds in the days leading up to the election, Smith said.

One-third of Labor voters in 2006 chose Kadima this time around. Similarly, 35-40 percent of those who voted for Meretz in 2006 opted for Kadima in 2009. Thirty percent of those who voted for the Pensioners Party in 2006 turned to Kadima on Tuesday.

Most of those who left Kadima after having voted for it in 2006 moved rightward; 20 percent voted Likud and 6 percent voted for Israel Beiteinu, while 11 percent voted for Labor.

Smith found that more women voted for Kadima than did men. For the Likud it was just the opposite. (ANI)

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