ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 139

search

Poll shows Likud slipping, but Netanyahu bloc still getting 60 seats

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu delivers an election campaign speech from inside a modified delivery truck with a side wall replaced with bulletproof glass, in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem, September 11, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu delivers an election campaign speech from inside a modified delivery truck with a side wall replaced with bulletproof glass, in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem, September 11, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A poll published tonight indicates that Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud is losing support, but his bloc still manages to get 60 seats in the 120-seat Knesset.

The poll by the Kan public broadcaster also shows Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid rising compared to previous polls.

According to the poll, Netanyahu’s Likud would get 32 seats, followed by Yesh Atid with 24, National Unity 12, Religious Zionism 12, Shas 9, United Torah Judaism 7, the Joint List 5, Labor 5, Yisrael Beytenu 5, Meretz 5 and Ra’am 4.

Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked, who has rejoined Jewish Home does not pass the electoral threshold.

According to the poll, Netanyahu’s religious right bloc is at 60 seats, one short of a majority. The current coalition sits at 55 seats and the mostly Arab Joint List, who supports neither bloc, is at 5.

Israeli TV polls are notably unreliable, but nevertheless, often steer the decision-making of politicians.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.