Polls: Despite Iranian Hacking Scandal, Gantz's Party Maintains Margin Over Netanyahu's Likud

Channel 12 poll shows Kahol Lavan widening gap to five seats, while Channel 13 shows it maintaining support – but in both, the right-wing bloc comes out ahead

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Benny Gantz addresses members of his party  in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on March 20, 2019.
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Polls released Wednesday by two Israeli channels show the report claiming that Iran hacked the phone of Benny Gantz, who leads the Kahol Lavan political alliance, failing to hurt his electoral fortunes ahead of the April 9 vote.

According to the Channel 12 News poll, if the election were held today, Kahol Lavan would receive 32 of the Knesset's 120 seats – one seat more than in the poll released by the channel on Thursday, thus widening its margin over Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, down one seat from the previous poll with 27 seats.

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In the Channel 13 poll, Kahol Lavan held onto the 31 seats predicted in the channel's poll released last Monday, while Likud got one more seat to reach 29.

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Both polls showed the right-wing bloc still receiving more seats than the center-left bloc, which would mean that Netanyahu, not Gantz, could form a governing coalition.

The Channel 12 poll was conducted on March 20 and surveyed a sample of 500 people representing the Jewish and Arab population in Israel via phone and internet. Its margin of error was 4.4 percent.

The Channel 13 poll was also conducted on March 20 and surveyed 734 people representing the Jewish and Arab population in Israel via phone and internet. Its margin of error was 3.5 percent.

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