A poll published Sunday by Channel 13 news shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud gaining strength at the expense of Naftali Bennett's Yamina party.
According to the poll, if an election was held today, Likud would win 29 seats in the Knesset – two more than in the previous poll two weeks ago. The right-wing Yamina party would be the second largest with 22 seats, two less than its previous showing.
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Yesh-Atid would win 22 seats, The Arab-majority Joint List 12, and Defense Minister and Alternate PM Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan 10. The right-wing ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism were each expected to garner seven seats, the same as Yisrael Beiteinu. Left-wing Meretz would garner six.
Labor, Derech Eretz (which split off from Kahol Lavan) and Gesher failed to pass the electoral threshold.
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The poll was conducted by the Project Midgam company, led by Dr. Ariel Ayalon, and the StatNet company, led by Yousef Makladeh. The poll surveyed 702 Israelis, of which 602 are Jewish and 100 are Arab. It has a margin of error of 3.9 percent.