Poll: National Unity dropping from wartime peak, but still leading over Likud

Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz. (Yonatan Sindel, David Cohen/Flash90)
Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz. (Yonatan Sindel, David Cohen/Flash90)

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz’s National Unity party is continuing to lose support after a rise in recent months following Hamas’s October 7 massacre in southern Israel and the ensuing war in Gaza, according to a new poll.

If elections were held today, National Unity would get 29 seats — down two from last week’s survey but still up from its current 12 seats, the Maariv poll finds.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party stays stable at 21 in this week’s poll, which is higher than earlier in the war but still much lower than the 32 Knesset seats it currently holds.

The poll says that the split between camps remains stable, giving 50 mandates to the right-wing bloc and 61 to the opposition, with nine seats to mainly Arab parties, in the 120-member Knesset.

Conducted by Panel4All, the poll also finds that between the two leaders, 45 percent prefer Gantz as prime minister while 36% believe Netanyahu is more suitable to lead the country.

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