Yossi Cohen
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A new survey conducted by Lazar Research for the Maariv newspaper showed that 21% of Israelis would like to see former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen replace Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister.

Following Cohen is MK Gideon Sa'ar of the National Unity party, who received the support of 13% of respondents. Sa'ar formerly served as a minister for the Likud party.

In third and fourth place are Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (12%) and Economy Minister Nir Barkat (11%), both of Likud.

At the same time, 23% of respondents said that none of the above options are fit to replace Netanyahu, and another 20% said that they do not know which, if any, would be a good candidate.

Among Likud voters, 26% supported Cohen, and an equal number supported Barkat; 17% supported Gallant's candidacy, while just 5% supported Sa'ar's. Another 15% of Likud voters said that none of the candidates would be a good replacement for Netanyahu, and 11% said they do not know.

Among center-left voters, 23% supported Sa'ar, 21% supported Cohen, 14% supported Gallant, and 7% supported Barkat. A full 23% of center-left voters said none of the candidates were appropriate, and 12% said they do not know.

The survey also showed that if elections were held today, the National Unity camp would win 42 seats in the Knesset, while Likud would be a far-off second, with just 17. Yesh Atid would retain its place as third-largest party in the Knesset, with 14 seats.

Among the smaller parties, Yisrael Beytenu and Shas would win eight seats each, while United Torah Judaism would win seven and Otzma Yehudit six. Both Hadash-Ta'al and Ra'am (United Arab List) would win five seats each, while Religious Zionism and Meretz would win four seats each.