Polls show gap narrowing between Netanyahu, Livni
Polls just days before Israel's national election show a close race between front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, AP reported.
One poll shows Netanyahu's hawkish Likud party winning 25 seats in Israel's 120-seat parliament. Livni's centrist Kadima party gets 23.
The poll also shows that Defense Minister Ehud Barak's moderate Labor party has been pushed out of third place by hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beiteinu party. It also predicts hard-liners winning a clear majority in parliament.
The Dahaf Institute poll was published Friday in the daily Yediot Ahronot. Pollsters surveyed 1,000 people, and the margin of error was 2.6 percentage points.
Polls in Israel's two other major dailies had similar results. Israelis vote on Tuesday.