Maagar Mohot Institute poll of Russians immigrants: 70% voting for
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 16 December 2012
The survey was conducted late last week by Maagar - Interdisciplinary
Research and Consulting Institute Ltd., managed by Professor Yitzhak Katz.
It was commissioned by the Israeli Russian news IZRUS and published on 16
The poll is of a representative sample of 533 respondents age 18+ who
immigrated from the former Soviet Union since 1989.
Who will you vote for in the Knesset elections?
70% Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu
08% Livni party "Hatnua" Party
07% Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home/NRP & National Union)
06% Labor Party
04% The Israelis lead by David Cohn**
01% Lapid "Atid" Party
00% "Otsma le-Israel" led by Eldad and Ben-Ari
00% Yahadut Hatorah
00% Am Shalem
** This is a party organized by Chaim Ramon and Livni headed by a popular
television star in the Israeli Russian language channel (considered the
Russian language equivalent of Yair Lapid). The idea of the party is to
draw Russian votes away from the Likud & Yisrael Beiteinu combined ticket.
The Dahaf poll published last Friday in Yediot Ahronot found at least 2
seats for this party. Assuming only Russian immigrants vote for this party,
the 4% result here raises serious doubts as to the significance of the Dahaf
Over 80% of respondents said that the indictment of Yisrael Beiteinu leader
Liberman will not affect the choice of which party they will vote for.