Likud Falls in Latest Polls, a Week After Gaza Operation


If elections were to be held today, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party would receive just 25 seats, down three seats from a similar poll held last week after Operation Shield and Arrow, according to a new poll by Dr. Menachem Lazar’s Panels Politics.

The 25 seats are identical to what the Likud received two weeks ago, prior to the operation.

Benny Gantz’s National Unity Party would receive 28 seats, compared with 27 last week and 31 two weeks ago.

Asked who was more suited to serve as prime minister, 42% of the respondents said Gantz, while 38% said Netanyahu.

72% of the respondents who voted for the coalition parties said Netanyahu, and 13% said Gantz.

85% of the respondents who voted for the opposition parties said Gantz, and 4% said Netanyahu.

Other parties that would receive mandates, according to the poll, were Yesh Atid (16), Shas (nine), United Torah Judaism (eight), Religious Zionist Party (seven), Yisrael Beytenu and Hadash-Ta’al (six each) and Meretz, Otzma Yehudit and Ra’am (five each).

Parties that received less than the 3.25% electoral threshold were Labor, with 2% of the vote, down from 2.9% two weeks ago, and Balad, with 1.8%.

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