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Polls: Huldai’s new party at 8-9 seats, siphoning support from Lapid, Bennett

Three television polls by TV networks this evening show Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai’s new party eating into support for Yair Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid and Naftali Bennett’s right-wing Yamina, but failing to much affect Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope.

Meanwhile Benny Gantz’s Blue and White continues its crash, just barely passing the electoral threshold in both polls.

Despite enjoying a lead, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still does not have a clear path to forming the next government, with rival Gideon Sa’ar vowing not to bring his New Hope party into a government under Netanyahu.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai announces his new ‘The Israelis’ party, December 29, 2020. (Screenshot: YouTube)

Channel 13’s poll has Likud with 29 seats, New Hope 17, Yamina 12, Yesh Atid 11, Joint List 10, Huldai’s The Israelis at 9, Shas 8, United Torah Judaism at 8, Yisrael Beytenu 6, Blue and White 5, Meretz 5.

Channel 12’s survey shows Likud at 28, New Hope 17, Yesh Atid 13, Yamina 12, Joint List 11, Shas 8, UTJ 8, The Israelis 8, Yisrael Beytenu 6, Meretz 5 and Blue and White 4.

Kan’s results are similar: Likud 28, New Hope 18, Yamina 14, Yesh Atid 13, Joint List 11, The Israelis 8, Shas 8, UTJ 7, Yisrael Beytenu 5, Blue and White 4, Meretz 4.

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