Peretz and Ayalon
I don't think Barak's claim that Peretz's endorsement will drive people away from Ayalon holds water. Peretz is unpopular as Defense Minister, but I've seen little evidence that people are that hostile to his social agenda, which he seems to be getting a second wind from pursuing. What's more, I expect Barak already has most of the crowd primarily interested in experience. In short, I, too, expect Ayalon to win come June 12 barring some new development.