Poll: Likud drops - but right-wing bloc still has majority

Likud falls dramatically in latest poll, but right-wing - religious bloc retains lead over the Left, as Yamina rises to double digits.

David Rosenberg ,

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would win reelection for an unprecedented sixth term if new elections were held today, a new poll shows, but his Likud party has suffered a dramatic loss in support.

According to the new poll, which was conducted by Direct Polls, if new elections were held today, the Likud would win 36 seats, the same number it won in the March 2020 election, but down five seats as compared to the previous Direct Polls survey, which was carried out in mid-June.

The results of the Direct Polls survey mirror those of another poll released Friday, which was conducted by Panels Politics and released by Maariv.

That poll also found the Likud falling from 41 seats to 36 seats if new elections were held today.

Despite the Likud’s sharp decline, however, the right-wing – religious bloc retained nearly all of its strength, falling just one seat since last month, declining from 65 to 64 seats.

The left-wing – Arab bloc increased from 47 to 48 seats, while the Yisrael Beytenu party remained stable at eight seats.

On the Right, the Yamina party, which won just six seats in the March 2020 election and was projected to win seven seats in the June poll, surged to 11 seats.

Among the haredi parties, United Torah Judaism held stable at seven seats, while Shas received 10 seats.

The Joint Arab List would win 16 seats if new elections were held today, the same results as the last survey, but one more than the party received in March.

On the Left, Yesh Atid-Telem, which split off from the joint ticket with Blue and White, would win 17 seats, up from the 16 it currently has.

Blue and White, which has 15 seats, would fall to just nine mandates if new elections were held today, down two from the previous survey.

The far-left Meretz party rose to six seats in the poll, up from five in the previous poll and three in the current Knesset.

Labor would fail to enter the Knesset, receiving just 1.7% of the vote. Gesher also fails to clear the 3.25% electoral threshold, receiving just 0.6% of the vote, compared to 2.4% for Derech Eretz, 0.5% for the Jewish Home, and 0.6% for Otzma Yehudit.



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