A Channel 13 news poll indicates the new Blue and White party led by Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid would receive 10 more mandates than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud.
However, the merged parties would not be able to form a coalition. The right-wing bloc led by Netanyahu would muster 61 seats in the 120-member Knesset, to 59 for the center, left and Arab parties.
The poll results are as follows:
36 Blue and White
10 Hadash-Ta’al (formerly part of the Joint Arab List
8 Jewish Home
7 United Torah Judaism
5 Yisrael Beytenu
5 New Right
4 Ra’am-Balad (formerly part of the Joint Arab List)