As early elections loom, Netanyahu's standing in polls is stronger than ever
If elections were held today, according to the latest Haaretz-Dialog poll, Benjamin Netanyahu would have no trouble forming his third government. And that poll was conducted before his appearance this week at the UN.
The fate of the 2013 state budget will be decided in the weeks ahead. If the budget is submitted to the cabinet and Knesset, and it is approved, the parliamentary elections will take place as scheduled, in about 13 months. If the budget is not submitted for discussion or it is not approved, the elections will likely be moved up to this winter.