Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett is far and away the Israeli public’s choice for Health Minister from among current offering of politicians.
A poll conducted by Direct Polls found that 44.2 percent of Israelis would prefer a medical professional to succeed outgoing Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman.
But if it has to be a non-professional, Bennett garnered support from 35.7 percent of respondents. Blue and White MK Gabi Ashkenazi was a distant second on the list, with only 6.4 percent saying they would choose him. (In any case, Ashkenazi is on his way to being Foreign Minister, if the new government materializes.)
The survey was conducted by Shlomo Filber and Zoriel Sharon, owners of Direct Polls, on April 30 from 837 respondents. The statistical margin of error is 4.3 percent.