(Likely reaction of acting Prime minister, Ehud Olmert, to Channel 10 poll)
Everyone knows that election polls must be taken with a grain of salt, but the latest poll conducted by Israel's Channel 10, which sought to determine which Kadima personality would be the best to lead the party in the upcoming elections, exceeds all bounds of reality:
The survey revealed that Kadima, with Peres at its head, would earn 42 mandates if the elections were held Thursday. In contrast, Kadima front-runners, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Justice Minister Tzippi Livni would earn 40 and 38 mandates respectively.
Are you kidding me?
Is this poll implying that Shimon Peres is as popular as Ariel Sharon?
Is this poll implying that even if Shimon Peres is as popular as Sharon that he has the same vote-drawing power as Sharon?
Is this poll implying that Shimon Peres, a man who has NEVER, EVER won an election in his life, is the candidate who can bring in the most seats to Kadima - AND, be elected as Israel's next Prime Minister?
True, Sharon's removal from political life has thrown the political scene into chaos, but I think it would take much more than this for Shimon Peres to actually win an election - we're talking about a man who couldn't beat Amir Peretz!!!