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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:04 AM

Throughout election, Israel became anti-Netanyahu country

Throughout the election campaign Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was fed erroneous, unreliable, unprofessional survey results. This is the clear conclusion emerging from Tuesday’s election results.

On Sunday Netanyahu was still convinced his party would obtain 36-37 Knesset seats. While most of the experienced pollsters like Camil Fuchs, Dr. Mina Tzemach and Rafi Smith discerned Likud-Beiteinu’s slide toward 30 seats, Netanyahu and his partner Avigdor Lieberman were intoxicated by groundless figures with at best a flimsy connection to reality.

A Likud minister who met veteran party members in a south Tel Aviv neighborhood on election day was astonished to hear they had considered voting for Bennett, but had decided to vote for Lapid.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/israeli-elections-2013/israeli-elections-opinion-analysis/throughout-election-israel-became-anti-netanyahu-country.premium-1.496261

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:55 AM

1. Sounds eerily familiar...



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A Likud minister who met veteran party members in a south Tel Aviv neighborhood on election day was astonished to hear they had considered voting for Bennett, but had decided to vote for Lapid.


Does the article expand this any? Did the people explain why they swapped?

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:48 AM

2. Although most serious pollsters had Romney getting trounced

Almost no one (besides me) was predicting what ended up happening with Netanyahu.

The shift could have had something to do with the advertisements in the run up to election day.

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