Polls Give Yamina 7-10, Otzma Doubtful 4

YERUSHALAYIM -

Three polls released a day after the filing of party lists again show no clear majority for either major party despite a frenzy of deal-making over the past few days.

Channel 12 and 13 and Kan all gave Blue and White the edge over Likud, by as much as 36 to 31, but neither capturing a majority of the 120 members of Knesset.

The cliff-hanger realignment on the right joining New Right, Jewish Home and National Union as Yamina would receive 7 to 10 seats if elections were held today.

Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party with 7-8 MKs, as yet unaligned, again could decide who leads the next government.

The breakdown was as follows:

Channel 12: Blue and White 34, Likud 32, Joint List 13, Yamina 10, Shas 8, Labor-Gesher-Meretz 8, Yisrael Beytenu 8, United Torah Judaism 7. Otzma Yehudit does not pass the electoral threshold. The right-wing bloc has 57 without Liberman, center-left bloc has 55 seats.

Channel 13: Blue and White 34, Likud 31, Joint List 14, Labor-Gesher-Meretz 9, Yisrael Beytenu 8, United Torah Judaism 7, Yamina 7, Shas 6, Otzma Yehudit 4. The right-wing bloc has 55 seats without Liberman, the center-left has 57.

Kan: Blue and White 36, Likud 31, Joint List 13, Labor-Gesher-Meretz 9, Shas 9, United Torah Judaism 8, Yamina 7, Yisrael Beytenu 7. Otzma Yehudit does not pass. The right-wing bloc has 55 seats without Liberman, the center-left bloc has 58.