New poll shows Netanyahu gaining strength, with 30 seats

A new poll shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party gaining strength in the final stretch ahead of the March 23 election, moving from the high twenties in the number of projected Knesset seats to 30.

According to the poll aired by Channel 12, Netanyahu’s Likud will win 30 seats in the election, while Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid will come in second with 18.

They are followed by Yamina with 10; New Hope with 10; Joint List 8; Shas 8; UTJ 7; Yisrael Beytenu 7; Labor 6; Blue and White 4; Ra’am 4; Religious Zionism 4; and Meretz 4.

The anti-Netanyahu bloc has 57 seats, while 49 definitely back Netanyahu. Yamina and Ra’am are unknowns with 14.