Analyzing the Weekend Polls: A Sea Change Ahead?

According to a poll published in the daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday, the lead of the main right-wing parties over their centrist rivals has shrunk to a mere six seats. But it’s too soon to tell whether it reflects new voting trends.

Three and a half weeks to the elections and the polls are coming thick and fast. With all the difficulties of sampling a deeply divided and diverse electorate in a multi-party election, it is hard to learn too much from each new survey but the latest batch of weekend polling does indicate a few trends - especially one poll by Yedioth Ahronoth which could signal the first major development of this campaign.