A poll by the Walla news site on Tuesday shows the Likud ahead of Blue and White, winning 32 seats, while the Blue and White party receives 29 – the first time the party has polled below 30 seats since it was established.
If the elections were held today, the polls shows that the Hadash-Ta’al Arab list would win nine seats, Labor eight, Union of Right Wing Parties seven seats, and the New Right, United Torah Judaism, and Meretz parties six seats each. Yisrael Beytenu would receive five; while Shas, Kulanu and Zehut all passing the threshold with four seats.
With both Yisrael Beytenu and Zehut passing the threshold, the right-wing and religious parties bloc grows to 68 seats, allowing the Likud to form a solid coalition.
The poll also showed a drop in Gantz’s popularity as a candidate for prime minister, with only 28 percent preferring him as leader compared to 46 percent for Netanyahu.