Poll: Netanyahu Bloc Gets 62 Seats Without Shaked

By Hamodia Staff

Head of Opposition Binyamin Netanyahu ahead in the polls. (Sraya Diamant/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu’s right wing-religious bloc made its best showing in recent polls on Thursday night, garnering 62 Knesset seats, enough to form a government.

Polls in the past few weeks have said that if the election were held now Netanyahu would get only as much as 60-61 MKs. A poll released a few days ago found that his bloc would have only 58, which could lead to an inconclusive election.

The new poll from Channel 13 said that if voting were today Likud would get 35,  Religious Zionism 12, Shas 8 and United Torah Judaism at 7, for a total of 62.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party would get 21 seats, Blue and White-New Hope 12, Labor 6, Joint List 6, Yisrael Beytenu 5, Meretz 4 and Ra’am 4.

Ayelet Shaked’s Zionist Spirit and Eli Avidar’s Israel Free would fail to pass the electoral threshold of 3.25% of the overall vote and would not be seated in the Knesset.

There has been much speculation about whether Zionist Spirit would join with the Netanyahu alliance to form a government, but if these latest figures are borne out, Shaked’s party would be irrelevant.

The pollsters spoke to 701 people representative of the Israeli public and had a margin of error of 3.7 percent.

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