Poll: Netanyahu can't form coalition

Only a quarter of Israelis believe PM Netanyahu should not quit his position.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

PM Netanyahu
PM Netanyahu
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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cannot form a coalition, a new poll published by Kan 11 shows.

The poll, conducted by TNS, shows the Likud party weakening while the leftist "Blue and White" party gains strength.

A Friday poll, the first taken after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his decision to indict Netanyahu, showed the center-left gaining a majority for the first time.

According to the TNS poll, Blue and White receives 37 Knesset seats, while the Likud receives 29. The New Right, Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ, and Arab Hadash-Ta'al list each receive seven seats.

The poll also showed the right-wing bloc as losing seats due to three parties failing to pass the electoral threshold: Gesher, Yisrael Beytenu, and Zehut, which for the first time comes close to passing the threshold.

The Labor party, Meretz, Kulanu, United Right (Jewish Home, National Union, and Otzma Yehudit), Sephardic-haredi Shas party, and the Arab Ra'am-Balad would each receive five Knesset seats.

Approximately one-third of the public believes that Netanyahu should quit his position immediately after the recommendations are published, and another third believes he should wait until he is indicted after a hearing. Only a quarter of Israelis believe that Netanyahu should continue in his position despite the indictment.

Forty-two percent of Israelis believe Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit allowed the media and Israel's left to influence his decision.

The poll included 550 Israelis from around the country who represent the Israeli adult population. It has an error margin of 3.7%.