The Israeli political system is not all that simplistic. We have neither a two nor a three party "situation." These big "winners," in Kadima got less than 25% of the popular vote!
That is the truth. There are one-hundred and twenty, yes 120, Knesset seats, so you need thirty to have one quarter of the Knesset. And a majority, more than half, means a coaliton of more than sixty. Whether 27 or 28, that means that the "ruling party" will be less than half of the coalition.
I'll start a new paragraph to give you time to digest it.
The Israeli media is working overtime to promote little (she's tall in body, but obviously short in leadership qualities) Tsippi. It's rather pathetic how hard the media has to struggle to make her seem like Prime Minister material.
Bibi is more intelligent and has more grass-roots support, but he hasn't shown true leadership. His disgusting manouver to change the Likud primary results made him look like a mean cheat, not a true worthy leader.
So, we're stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea.
I find this Jerusalem Post survey very revealing. Of course, the participating public was readers of the Jerusalem Post.