Poll Puts Likud Slightly Further Ahead of Yesh Atid

YERUSHALAYIM -
A Meretz campaign poster in Tel Aviv reads: “If there’s no Meretz, he has 61.” (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏’s Likud party has widened its lead somewhat over Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid in the latest poll on Tuesday night, though no seismic shifts were evident.

The Channel 12 poll gave Likud 30 seats in the Knesset if elections were held now, compared to 18 for Yesh Atid, as against 28-29 and 19-20 respectively in recent polls.

Other parties remained far behind: Yamina with 10; New Hope with 10; Joint List 8; Shas 8; United Torah Judaism 7; Yisrael Beytenu 7; Labor 6; Blue and White 4; Ra’am 4; Religious Zionism 4; and Meretz 4.

The anti-Netanyahu bloc has 57 seats, while 49 definitely back Netanyahu. Yamina and Ra’am are unknowns with 14.

When asked who is best suited to be prime minister, 37% of respondents said Binyamin Netanyahu, 21% said Yair Lapid, 10% Naftali Bennett, 9% Gideon Sa’ar, 16% said none of them, and 7% said that they did not know.