Israel Poll Results… Not So Fast

Posted on February 10, 2009 In Blog

The newsmedia has been quick this afternoon to declare Kadima and Tzippi Livni the winners of the Israeli elections (to be sure, Kadima’s comeback is a win in itself). This has been based on exit polls and, dare we suggest, some preference in the media for the center-left.

But Israelis who vote for the “rightist” parties are notorious for lying to exit-pollsters. And now, as the actual returns come in, the contest is much, much closer.

Stay tuned.