"What's important isn't the numbers, it's the trend.
That's what the pundits are saying, and they trend is voting for Avigdor Lieberman.
Now for my understanding of the phenomena:
It's all Bibi Netanyahu's fault! Bibi should never have gone for the "center." The people want a strong patriotic, Right wing leader, not some wishy, washy parve guy.
- Parve isn't a leadership characteristic. It's a sign of weakness.
- The center is like a whirlpool, dragging everything into the deep to drown.
- A leader pulls us out of a morass and gives us a strong, positive, optimistic future.
I'm not voting for Lieberman; I neither trust nor support him, but he's showing the leadership the country is craving.
Polls are just polls, and elections, at least here in Israel, always provide later surprises. We never know how the politicians will behave once in office.
So, it all boils down to:
Yisrael, batach b'Hashem!
People of Israel, trust in G-d!
PS I'm voting Ichud Le'umi!