Poll: Over 10% Still Don’t Know Whom They’ll Vote For

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Voter cards in a letterbox in Yerushalayim, Tuesday. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

More than one in 10 Israelis haven’t decided yet whom they will vote for in the upcoming Knesset elections, just over two weeks before the March 23 vote, a poll has shown.

The poll, done by the Midgam institute and aired by Channel 12 news, shows 10.6% of the public is undecided on which party to support, compared with 8.5% in the equivalent time before the previous elections last year.

Among those who have decided who to support, just 51% say they are sure it won’t change, compared to 58% last year.

Meanwhile, a poll by i24NEWS and Israel Hayom revealed that despite having to go to the voting booths for the fourth time in some two years, the Israeli public is yet to be affected by voter fatigue.

62% of the respondents said they were certain they would cast their votes on March 23, and 21% said the probability of that was high.

Only 13% said the likelihood of them casting their votes would be very low, and four percent said it was moderate, suggesting the majority in Israel’s public were ready for the next round.

When asked what parties had the best chances of forming a long-lasting coalition, the respondents were less unanimous.

An alliance between Likud, Yamina, chaired by Naftali Bennett, and religious Shas and United Torah Judaism parties was seen as the likeliest to survive in the long run.

It only had the confidence of 34 percent of the respondents, however, while 19 percent and 14 percent saw an anti-Netanyahu coalition led, respectively, by Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid and New Hope head Gideon Sa’ar as the likeliest to make it.

A no-Likud coalition led by Bennett had the trust of seven percent of the respondents.