Israeli newspaper Haaretz conducted in cooperation with Israel TV channel 10, a dialogue-poll which revealed that 25% pf the eligible voters in Israel might change their votes before the March 28 election day.
The poll was conducted on Monday under supervision of Professor Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University.
According to Haaretz, the poll was intended to measure the average citizen’s confidence in his or her intended vote, in addition to finding out the number of voters who have changed their minds in the last month.
The Israelis were asked about the likelihood of changing their minds before the elections. The findings revealed that most Kadima and labor supporters are the most confident in their votes.
According to the poll findings, only 22 to 23% of the voters from the Labor and Kadima said they could potentially change their minds by the time of the elections, while about 31% of Likud voters exhibited indecision.
11% of the 622 respondents said that they had changed their minds in the last month; further questions within the poll showed that 28% of this number intended initially to vote for Labor, 21% for the Likud, and 15% for Kadima.
According to these findings, the Labor party has lost more voters that the Likud or Kadima, leaving the two parties in the fight for controlling Israel’s political scene.
The party of Ariel Sharon, Kadima, lost the fewest voters. The polled Israelis said that Shimon Peres’ departure from Labor to Kadima, and the shifts in the behaviors of Amir Peretz, Labor party head, affected their decision, in addition to other factors such as the resignation of Tzachi Hanagbi and Shaul Mofaz from the Likud and joining Kadima party.