Poll: Likud Up to 41 Seats, Rightwing With 67 Seats

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israelis count the remaining ballots at the Knesset in Yerushalayim, a day after the March 2 general elections. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Despite the opening of his trial this week, a new 103 FM radio poll gives Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud 41 seats, as the rightwing bloc on a whole strengthens to 67 seats.

The poll, conducted after the establishment of the new government and the beginning of Netanyahu’s trial, raises particularly interesting data.

Even after Netanyahu’s trial began, the Likud continues to rise, and receives 41 seats; an all-time record for Netanyahu. Those who are certainly dissatisfied with the poll are Blue and White supporters, with the party receiving only 12 seats. This poll will certainly not bring Gantz closer to becoming prime minister, and perhaps even gives Netanyahu another incentive to go to the polls and win another four years, instead of the rotation.

The Joint List stands at 15 seats. Yesh Atid-Telem takes over Gantz’s Blue and White and receives 14 seats. The firm line they chose against Gantz and the new government has presumably brought that rise in the current poll.

Shas receives nine seats, as it has in the current Knesset, and Yamina also receives nine. The persistent line they chose and their move to the opposition seems to have paid off for the party.

United Torah Judaism receives eight seats, while Yisrael Beytenu receives only six seats. Labor and Gesher do not pass the electoral threshold.

The rightwing bloc has 67 seats, and the left-center bloc has only 47 seats. And it seems that, after a year of three elections without a clear-cut result, Netanyahu has finally pushed the initiative in his favor.

The survey was conducted by Panels Politics.