A plurality of Israelis prefer the prospective government of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid to new elections, but only a quarter believe it will succeed, a new poll indicates.
The Midgam survey for Channel 12 shows 46 percent of Israelis prefer the emergent government to a fifth national vote, while 38% would like to go to the polls again. Fifteen percent said they did not know.
Meanwhile 42% think the government will be sworn in but won’t last, 16% think it won’t be sworn in, and only 24% believe it will be sworn in and last.
The poll also shows Israelis trust Bennett more than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Asked who they trusted more, 44% said Bennett, while 35% said Netanyahu (21% did not know).