The Jewish Home party is growing stronger, according to a poll published on Thursday by the Globes business publication. The survey from the start of the week by the Rafi Smith Institute showed the party with 15 Knesset seats, compared to last month's 12, tying it with the Yesh Atid party of Ya'ir Lapid for third largest. Small losses were recorded by most parties, with Tzipi Livni's Hatenua' party failing to qualify for representation.
Former minister Moshe Kahlon would take a chunk out of the Likud party if he chose to head his own list. Said party would be third with 14 seats and Likud would drop from 35 mandates to 23, followed by Labor with 15. After Kahlon's party would be Jewish Home with 13, Yesh Atid 11, Yisrael Beytenu and Meretz with nine each, Shas and United Torah Jewry seven each.