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Poll shows Israel opposition party wiped out


JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll says Israel's current main opposition party would not receive enough votes to secure a spot in the next parliament.

The local Dahaf poll suggests the Kadima party would not have any representatives in the 120-member Knesset, or parliament, after elections set for Jan. 22.

Like other polls, it says a new hawkish bloc led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would win the most seats, with the centrist Labor behind it.

Kadima, which emerged as the largest party in the Knesset after the last election in 2009, has been slipping gradually in polls.

The poll, published Friday in the Israeli Yediot Ahronot daily, asked 500 Israelis and has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.


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