Poll: Likud gaining strength, Levi-Abekasis weakening

Poll published by Channel 20 finds Likud would win 32 seats if elections were to be held today.

Elad Benari,

Isaac Hariri/Flash 90

A poll by the Rafi Smith Institute published on Channel 20 on Tuesday shows that the Likud led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to gain strength.

According to the poll, were elections to be held today, the Likud would win 32 seats. The second largest party, according to the poll, would be Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid with 19 Knesset seats.

The Zionist Union, headed by Avi Gabbay, would win only 12 seats, as would the Joint List.

The poll also shows that if elections were to be held today, the Jewish Home party led by Naftali Bennett would win 10 Knesset seats, while Kulanu headed by Moshe Kahlon would weaken to just seven Knesset seats.

United Torah Judaism also wins seven seats according to the poll, as does the Meretz party headed by new chairwoman Tamar Zandberg.

Yisrael Beytenu, headed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, wins six Knesset seats in this poll, while the Shas party wins only four.

A new party led by MK Orly Levi-Abekasis, who had achieved impressive results in polls over the last two weeks, would now win just four seats, found the poll. A party led by former Shas chairman Eli Yishai does not pass the electoral threshold.