Poll: Plurality of Israelis oppose ceasefire; Knesset to be largely unchanged if election held

A plurality of Israelis oppose the ceasefire in Gaza, but would not significantly change their voting patterns in the event of a fifth Knesset election in 2.5 years, according to a poll by Channel 12 news.

The network says 47 percent of respondents oppose the ceasefire while 35% support it.

Had elections been held today, the results would be as follows:

Likud: 30 seats
Yesh Atid: 21
Blue and White: 10
Shas: 9
United Torah Judaism: 7
Religious Zionism: 7
Labor: 6
Yisrael Beytenu: 6
New Hope: 6
Yamina: 5
Joint List: 5
Meretz: 4
Ra’am: 4

Pro-Netanyahu bloc: 53
Anti-Netanyahu bloc: 58

Those results would keep the current deadlock largely unchanged, increasing the likelihood that Benny Gantz will succeed Netanyahu on November 17, as per their power-sharing agreement signed last year.

If direct elections for the premier are held, as Netanyahu wants, the incumbent would get 40% of the vote, while Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid would get 35%. A whopping 25% do not know or say they would not support either candidate.

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