Even Before a Single Budget Cut Is Carried Out, Lapid Loses Trust and Affection of Much of His Electorate

As a Haaretz-Dialog poll taken earlier this week demonstrates, the finance minister's only ray of light is that his party, Yesh Atid, would score the same number of seats if the elections were held today.

“Whether you agree with me or not, you know you can believe me,” Yair Lapid wrote in one of his recent posts on Facebook. Advanced autosuggestion. In no time at all, he had lost his major assets: the credibility and trust of the Israeli voter.