The Likud party overcomes the leftist opposition, the media — and the Obama administration.
Current polling shows that the conservative Likud (think Republicans or Tories) has the support of 16 percent of Israelis aged 18-34. Bayit Yehudi/Jewish Home (think third party conservative split, e.g. Tea Party/UKIP) is close behind with 15 percent. And the Labor Party, (think Democrats/Labour) is a distant third with nine percent.