A poll Sunday showed that the majority of the Jewish population in Israel was satisfied with the results of the recent Knesset elections. Fifty-seven percent of those polled said they were “satisfied,” the poll by the Israeli Democracy Institute said, while 6.2% were “very satisfied.”
Out of all voters, those who voted for the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) and Yesh Atid were most satisfied. A total of 74% of Yesh Atid voters said they were happy with the standing the party has in the current Knesset, while 72% of Jewish Home voters were satisfied.
Pollsters noted that the two parties were new, or reformed under new leadership, and did not have historical references for voters to determine how well the party had done compared to previous elections.
Voters for other parties were significantly less satisfied with the results of the elections and how their choices fared. Sixty-one percent of Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu voters were satisfied; for Meretz, the number was 48%, and for Labor it was 46%. Forty-four percent of United Torah Jewry voters were satisfied, while only 36% of Shas voters were. For Kadima voters, the poll found, absolutely none were satisfied with the results of the election.
The poll also found that 83% of Israeli Jews were happy they had voted the way they did, as were 75% of Israeli Arabs. Least happy with their choice were voters of Tzippy Livni's Hatnua party, with only 64% of voters for the party saying they would be likely to choose it again if they had a second chance.