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Plurality of Israelis believe ‘change government’ will quickly collapse — poll

A new government is set to be sworn in tomorrow, but a television poll indicates many Israelis don’t believe it will last for long.

According to the Channel 12 news survey, 43 percent of respondents say the “change government” will only last for a short time before dissolving, while 30% believe it will survive for a longer period. Another 11% think the government will make it through 4 years.

Asked why Yamina chief Naftali Bennett — who is set to serve first as premier as part of the rotation deal with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid — decided to form a government with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rivals, 61% say for personal ambition. A fifth say he did so for ideological reasons, while the remaining respondents don’t know.

Just under half of respondents say Bennett will honor the rotation with Lapid, and 29% don’t think it will be relevant because the government will dissolve before then. Seven percent say he won’t honor it.

The survey, conducted by pollster Manu Geva, includes 504 respondents and has a 4.4 percent margin of error.

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