PM Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R)
PM Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R)Yonatan Sindel/Flash90, Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

A new poll conducted by Panels Politics for Maariv showed that the passage of the State budget did not lead to increased support for the coalition parties.

According to the new poll, if elections were held today, both the Likud party and the National Unity party would win 27 Knesset seats, with Yesh Atid coming in second-largest with 18 seats.

The third-largest party in the Knesset would be Shas with nine seats, followed by United Torah Judaism with seven seats.

Three parties would win six seats each: Religious Zionism, Hadash-Ta'al, and Yisrael Beytenu; and two - Otzma Yehudit and Meretz - would win five seats each. Ra'am (United Arab List) would be the smallest party in the Knesset, with just four seats.

Both Labor (2.5%) and the Arab Balad (1.8%) are predicted not to pass the electoral threshold.

Divided into blocs, the coalition parties would receive 54 of the Knesset's 120 seats - the same as in the last poll - while the center-left would receive 60 seats. The remaining six seats are held by the Arab Hadash-Ta'al party, which does not join any coalition.

A full 53% of poll respondents said that the passage of the State budget serves mostly the needs of the coalition parties' voters; 29% believe that the budget serves the needs of all of Israel's citizens, and 18% do not have an opinion on the matter.

Analysis of these numbers shows that the vast majority (89%) of those who believe the State budget serves only the needs of the coalition parties' voters voted themselves for parties in the opposition; 72% of these are secular Israelis.

Meanwhile, 58% of those who voted for coalition parties, and 71% of haredim, believe that the budget serves all of Israel's citizens. Most religious respondents agreed with this as well, with 43% of these respondents saying that the budget serves everyone, versus 31% who think it serves only the coalition's voters.