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  7/3/2014, Tammuz 5, 5774

Poll: Likud-Beytenu Leads by Less


If elections for the 20th Knesset were to be held today, the Likud-Beytenu would remain the largest bloc with 28 seats - down from 32, according to a Panels Politics survey, broadcast on Wednesday evening by the Knesset Television Channel. Labor would hold down second place with 21 mandates - an increase from 15, while Jewish Home would jump into third with 18 seats, a gain of 50 percent from its Knesset faction's current size.

Going in the opposite direction was Yesh Atid (19 seats down to 13), while Meretz would double its size to 12 Knesset members. Shas would drop from 11 to seven mandates. With United Torah Judaism and the predominantly Arab parties holding their ground, Hatenu'ah would be halved to three seats. Kadima, which formed the government under the late Ariel Sharon, would not make it into the Knesset.