Daily Israel Report

Poll: Livni Down to 6 Seats, Jewish Home Rises

New survey shows the right going strong with 67 seats. Jewish Home party rises to 15 while Livni drops to just six.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 1/16/2013, 11:11 AM

Tzipi Livni
Tzipi Livni
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A new survey by TNS-Teleseker conducted for Walla has found that the right is still going strong. Likud Beytenu is predicted to get 34 seats while the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party regained recent slight losses and is polling at 15 seats.

Together with the hareidi-religious parties Shas and Yahadut HaTorah, the right-wing and religious parties have 67 seats.

The poll also showed the Am Shalem party, created by former Shas MK Chaim Amsallem, which opts for hareidi men entering the work force and the IDF, reaching the mandatory minimum number of votes and entering Knesset with two seats.

On the Left, Labor remained in second place with 18 seats, and Yair Lapid’s first-time Yesh Atid party was up to 11 seats.  Former Kadima head and opposition leader Tzipi Livni’s new party, Hatnua, had dropped to just six seats, leaving it tied for sixth-largest faction status with Yahadut HaTorah.

The survey showed Kadima entering the Knesset with three seats. Kadima was initially projected to fail to enter the Knesset, but recent polls have showed the party maintaining enough support to earn 2-3 seats.

Meretz received enough support in the poll to earn five seats. Among the majority-Arab factions, Ra’am Ta’al was predicted to earn four seats, while Balad and Hadash had three seats’ worth of support each.