Emotional Voters vs. Rational Voters

There is no doubt that Yair Lapid profited from the way of thinking of more 'rational' voters, who calculated he would join a Netanyahu-led government.

Israel's electoral system of proportional representation is suitable for people who vote with their emotions. Among the many parties, voters can choose the one closest to their hearts, with no need to compromise. Some more sophisticated voters might prefer to vote with their heads, rather than their hearts. These citizens, who were exposed to opinion polls that repeatedly prophesied that Prime Minister Benjamin...