If elections were held today, the Likud would only receive 20 seats, as opposed to the 32 seats they received in the previous election, and the coalition bloc would lose 18 seats, receiving only 46 this, according to a poll conducted by Channel 13 and Prof. Kamil Fuchs that was broadcasted Sunday evening.
The big winner would be Benny Gantz, whose National Unity party will more than double in size and receive 29 seats, making it the largest party in the Knesset.
According to the poll, Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid would be the second-to-largest party with 21 seats. Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit would lose three seats, receiving 11, while Shas would lose two seats, dropping to nine, and UTJ would lose one seat, dropping to six. Yisrael Beiteinu would lose one seat, receiving five, with Labor remaining four seats as in the previous election. Against the current coalition's 46 seats, the parties of the previous coalition would receive 64 seats, with the Arab Hadash-Ta'al and the United Arab List in the middle receiving six and four seats, respectively.
In addition, regarding which candidate is most fit to serve as prime minister, for the first time, both Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz beat out Prime Minister Netanyahu. Gantz received 51%, compared to Netanyahu's 34%, and Lapid received 41% support compared to Netanyahu's 37% in such a case.
The poll was conducted by Prof. Kamil Fuchs and included 699 respondents, of which 599 were from the Jewish population, and 100 were from the non-Jewish population. The questioning among the Jewish population was conducted by the Midgam Project, directed by Dr. Ariel Ayalon. The questioning among the non-Jewish population was conducted by the Setat Net company, directed by Yusuf Meklada. The margin of error was 3.7.