Poll: Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu Will Barely Make It Into Knesset

Poll predicts that Zionist Camp will be the largest faction in the next Knesset, with 25 seats.

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announces Yisrael Beiteinu's Knesset slate, January 19 2015.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announces Yisrael Beiteinu's Knesset slate, January 19 2015.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party Yisrael Beiteinu may barely pass the voter threshold required to make it into the Knesset, according to a Channel 10 poll. The poll gave the party only four seats, the minimum required to enter the next Knesset.

The results of the survey emerged in the wake of a graft probe involving several senior Yisrael Beiteinu officials.

The poll predicts that Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni's Zionist Camp will be the largest faction in the next Knesset, with 25 seats. Likud will garner 23 seats, and Habayit Hayehudi, even after the controversial entrance of sports figure Eli Ohana, would come in with 16 seats.

The joint Arab slate will win 12 seats, according to the poll, to become the fourth largest faction in the Knesset. Yesh Atid will have 10 seats, while Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu faction will take one seat less than predicted in the previous poll, with only 9 seats. Shas and United Torah Judaism will each come into the Knesset with six seats, while Meretz continues to weaken, with only five representatives, according to the poll.

The survey predicts that MK Eli Yishai’s Ha’am Itanu party will make it into the Knesset with four seats, passing the electoral threshold.

Support for Netanyahu as the next prime minister has grown by 5 percent, according to the poll, with 44 percent of respondents seeing Netanyahu as the leading candidate, and 32 percent backing Herzog as the best person for the job.

The poll included 869 participants and was conducted by Midgam Project under the supervision of Prof. Camil Fuchs.

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