Poll Shows Kahol Lavan Catching Up to Likud, Lieberman Grows in Strength

As party registration closes, Channel 13 poll shows Likud in the lead, Kahol Lavan one seat behind, and Yisrael Beiteinu, the Joint List, and United Right tied for third

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Benny Gantz talks to reporters before party registration ends in the Knesset, August 1, 2019.
Benny Gantz talks to reporters before party registration ends in the Knesset, August 1, 2019.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

A Channel 13 poll published Thursday evening shows Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan party winning a projected 29 seats in the September 17 election, six more than it received in the previous poll by the channel, last week.

This puts Kahol Lavan just one mandate behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, which gained two seats in the poll. Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu received 11, one more than it received last week. The Joint List and the United Right are also poised to win 11 seats, with the latter falling from 14 seats last week. The newly-formed Democratic Union is slated for nine, three less than in last week's poll.

United Torah Judaism received a projected seven seats, and both the Labor-Gesher joint slate and the ultra-Orthodox Shas got six seats. Moshe Feiglin's Zehut party, which barely crossed the electoral threshold in the last poll, failed to do so this time.

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