Israeli Election Poll: Potential Unified Lapid-Livni Ticket Would Be Second-largest Bloc in Knesset

Poll still has Likud in first place with 32 seats, with the possible alliance between Yesh Atid and Hatnuah receiving 17 seats

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Lapid and Livni at the Knesset in 2014
Lapid and Livni at the Knesset in 2014Credit: Reuters

If Yesh Atid and MK Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah ran together in the upcoming election, the unified roster would garner 17 Knesset seats, according to a survey released Saturday night on “Meet the Press.”

The survey, which was taken between Monday and Wednesday, predicted that Likud would maintain its current 32 seats, former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s new party would be the third largest, and Habayit Hayehudi would not cross the voter threshold. The survey also asked respondents whether Gantz was right to speak out little in public. It found that 44 percent believed he was not right, 22 percent supported his decision and 34 percent said they did not know.

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Results of the survey (with reults of previous survey by the Israel News Corporation in parentheses):

Likud 32 (32)

Yesh Atid-Hatnuah 17 (Yesh Atid 14, Hatnuah – fails to pass the voter threshold)

Hosen L’Yisrael 12 (13)

Labor 8 (9)

Hayamin Hehadash 8 (8)

United Torah Judaism 7 (7)

Ta’al 6 (6)

Joint List 6 (6)

Yisrael Beiteinu 5 (6)

Meretz 5 (5)

Kulanu 4 (4)

Gesher 4 (4)

The survey was conducted by Mina Tzemach and Mano Geva, Midgam Institute, in cooperation with iPanel, among a representative sample of 1,007 respondents age 18 and above. Maximum margin of error 3.1 percent. Survey taken January 14–16, 2019.

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