Poll shows 10% supporting parties failing to pass electoral threshold

An election poll published by Channel 12 news shows that about 10 percent of the electorate support parties that currently are predicted not to pass the electoral threshold of 3.25% of the votes, compounding the need for mergers before slates must be finalized on Thursday.

The poll is similar to recent surveys, and shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Opposition Chief Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid strengthening slightly over Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope and Naftali Bennett’s Yamina.

Likud is predicted to get 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset; Yesh Atid 17; New Hope 14; Yamina 13; Joint List 10; Shas 8; United Torah Judaism 8; Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu 7; Labor 5; Meretz 4; and Blue and White 4.

Ron Huldai’s The Israelis party gets a mere 1.2%, with Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem at just 0.2% of the vote.

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