Thursday, March 16, 2006
The latest Ha'aretz poll shows Kadima up 17 seats over Labor and 21 over Likud. It also mentions, however, that undecideds account for 28 seats. In American politics, undecideds generally break against the incumbent, though Israel isn't working with the same two-party dynamic, and Olmert's incumbency is merely accidental in the wake of Sharon's incapacitation. But who are all these undecideds? Are they people who like Sharon's policies but wonder if Olmert is a fitting successor? People who want to error on the side of security but aren't sure about Netanyahu and Likud's internal chaos? More dovish voters who aren't sure whether to trust Peretz on economic issues? Inquiring minds want to know.