Kahlon Crashes in Latest Poll


About a year ago, Moshe Kahlon was considered a potential prime minister with polls giving him as much as 18-20 seats in the Knesset. But his Kulanu party garnered only 10 seats in last March’s elections.

Kahlon ascended to the position of Finance Minister despite the disappointing showing, but his popularity continues to plunge – now at only 4 seats, if elections were held today – according to a poll taken by Maager Mohot Survey Institute published on Thursday.

Other results of the poll showed Likud maintaining its lead of 30 seats, Zionist Camp down from 24 to 18, Yesh Atid up from 11 to 18, Shas up from 7 to 8, United Torah Judaism steady at 6, Yisrael Beitenu up from 6 to 9, Meretz and Joint List both holding at 5 and 13.

In a poll ordered by Kahlon’s Kulanu itself three weeks ago, the picture was rather different. It showed Kulanu losing only 1 seat, Likud weakening from 30 to 23, Jewish Home jumping 8 to 13, Zionist Camp sinking from 24 to 16; the others were about the same as in the first poll.

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