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Dueling polls offer different views on Liberman

Two Israeli polls on Thursday offer dramatically different pictures on the Israeli public’s support for the coalition shake-up, specifically Liberman’s prospective role.

According to a Channel 2 survey, 38% support Ya’alon as defense minister, followed closely by Liberman at 35%

But results of a Channel 10 poll have 51% of respondents backing Ya’alon as defense minister and just 27% favoring Liberman. And 52% say they are against Liberman assuming the role of defense minister, and 32% support the move.

According to Channel 2, 37% of Israelis are in favor of including Yisrael Beytenu in the coalition, while 24% back a unity government with the Zionist Union.

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