[BUT IT DID!!] But one of the last polls before the Israeli election, taken by Ma’agar Mohot for Channel 2,
found that Israel Beiteinu had passed the Likud, 15 seats to 12, to move into third place behind Kadima (34) and Labor (19). But a Dialogue poll broadcast on Channel 10 gave Israel Beiteinu only seven seats and the party’s own pollsters said they had never reached 15 even in their internal polls.
In the Dialogue poll, the National Union-National Religious Party would be the fourth largest party with 12 mandates.
And, as is always case with those to whom the polls are not kind, Likud is not believing the polls:
At a rally in Haifa, the Likud’s number three candidate, Moshe Kahlon, predicted that Tuesday would be the “Yom Kippur for the pollsters” who will be forced to repent.
Also, more appeals for strategic voting from Likud head Binyamin Netanyahu:
“If you want us to be strong and offer a true alternative, you can’t do it with the satellite parties,” Netanyahu told activists in Acre. “If you don’t come to vote, you strengthen parties on the Left.”