Election Poll: Anti-Netanyahu Bloc Gains Majority as Likud Loses Seat

New poll sees bloc of parties opposing Netanyahu secure 61-seat majority

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Netanyahu removes his mask to make a speech at Ben Gurion Airport in December.
Netanyahu removes his mask to make a speech at Ben Gurion Airport in December. Credit: Emil Salman
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Israel’s Channel 12 News has released their latest poll, which predicts that the bloc composed of parties opposing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win the 61 seats needed to form a government.

According to the poll, Netanyahu's Likud will win 29 seats, and Naftali Bennett's Yamina, which has not ruled out entering a coalition with Likud, is slated to win 10 seats. 

Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid will win the second highest number of seats according to the poll, with 18 seats. New Hope, the party founded by former Likud politician Gideon Sa’ar is slated to win 13 seats, and the poll predicts the Joint List will win 9 votes. The far-right Zionist Union, left-wing Meretz and Kahol Lavan passed the threshold to enter the Knesset. Breakaway Arab party Ra’am and Yaron Zelekha’s Economic Party will receive less than the threshold. 

The telephone and online poll was conducted by Manu Geva, and surveyed 503 respondents. The margin of error is 4.4 percent. 

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