Poll: Netanyahu leads in direct election for PM with 36%

A poll released by Channel 12 news asked respondents who they would vote for if a direct election for prime minister were to be held today.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came out top with 36 percent, followed by Yair Lapid with 23%. Benny Gantz was in third with 9%; then both Naftali Bennett and Gideon Sa’ar each with 8%.

Netanyahu has been pushing a proposal to introduce such a direct election.

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