Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  8/7/2014, Av 11, 5774

If Elections Were Held Today, Who Would Be PM? Survey Says…


A survey conducted by Mina Tzemach and Mano Geva for Channel 2 paints the picture of a strengthening right and a crash and burn for Yair Lapid.

The results showed that the Likud would get 23 seats, up from the 20 seats after separating from Yisrael Beytenu, and Yisrael Beytenu would hold 12 seats, up one from the days after its split from the Likud.    

Per the poll, Bennett and his Jewish Home would have 15 seats, and Labor would go down to 14.  Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party would ostensibly take a dive from 19 seats to only 10. Shas would go down to 8 seats, and Moshe Kahlon’s future party would hold 7. Both Hatnua and Meretz were seen to only have 6 seats, and United Torah Judaism would hold 7.

Hadash, the United Arab List, and Balad were estimated at 7 seats per party, and Kadima did not make the threshold.

38% of the respondents thought that Netanyahu would still make the best Prime Minister, while 11% supported Naftali Bennett. Opposition Leader Yitzkak Herzog (Labor), Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Moshe Kahlon each were awarded 3%.