If presidential elections were to take place today in the PA, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas would easily win over PA President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas would win the largest percentage of the popular vote in parliamentary elections, according to a poll in the West Bank and Gaza conducted on Aug. 26-30.
Haniyeh would receive 61% overall, while Abbas would receive 32%. In the West Bank alone, Haniyeh would receive 66%.
In legislative elections, 46% would vote for Hamas and 31% for Fatah. In the West Bank alone, Hamas would receive 47%, while Fatah gets 27%.