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  7/8/2014, Tammuz 10, 5774

Poll: Likud, Yisrael Beytenu Grow by Parting


The Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties would amass 32 Knesset seats if elections were held today, according to a Maagar Mohot (Brain Bank) survey released on Tuesday. A recent competing poll gave the parties a total of 28 seats before Monday's announcement by Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman that he was ending his party's partnership with Likud.

Likud would lead with 19 seats, followed by Labor and Yesh Atid with 14 each. Yisrael Beytenu would tie Jewish Home with 13 mandates and the Shas party would have nine, the same as a party that former minister Moshe Kahlon stands to create. United Torah Judaism took eight seats, followed by the predominantly Arab parties with a total of seven, and Meretz with six. The Hadash party would have four seats, Hatenu'ah three and Kadima one.