Netanyahu set for easy poll win
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to sail to an easy victory in early general elections likely to take place in September, a series of polls showed yesterday.
The Israeli leader is riding high in the polls, with surveys putting him far ahead of his rivals for prime minister and showing his Likud party will increase their parliamentary standing to become the biggest party in the 120-seat Knesset.
The latest polls come after days of speculation about the prospect of early elections, which had been scheduled for October 2013. The head of Netanyahu's coalition said Wednesday that consensus had been reached on a September 4 date.