An election poll published Thursday by Channel 13 News predicts that Benjamin Netanyahu's bloc will win a 61 seat Knesset majority in the coming election, which would allow him to form a government as prime minister.
According to Channel 13's poll, the current coalition is predicted to win 55 seats, which is six seats shy of the necessary majority. The poll further shows Netanyahu's Likud party receiving 32 seats and Prime Minister Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party earning 25.
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Following them are the far-right Religious Zionism party with 14 seats and the Benny Gantz's centrist National Unity Party with 11. The ultra-Orthodox Shas gets eight seats in this poll trailed by fellow Haredi party United Torah Judaism with seven seats. Yisrael Beiteinu, Labor and Meretz all received 5 seats each in this poll. Closing the list were Hadash-Ta’al and the United Arab List, both with four seats.
Failing to reach the 3.25 percent electoral threshold were Balad, with 2.1 percent, Jewish Home, with 1.9 percent and the new Tzeirim Boarim, with 1.3 percent. The Channel 13 poll was conducted by the Project Midgam company under Dr. Ariel Ayalon and the StatNet company, led by Yousef Makladeh. The sampling error in this poll was 3.7 percent.
A Channel 12 News poll published at the same time shows Netanyahu’s bloc receiving 60 seats, with the current coalition getting 56 seats.
According to the Channel 12 poll, Likud gets 34 seats and Yesh Atid 23. The National Unity party wins 12 and Religious Zionism 11. Shas receives eight seats and United Torah Judaism seven, and Yisrael Beiteinu gets six seats, according to this poll.
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Labor, Meretz and the United Arab List each get five seats, and closing the list is Hadash-Ta’al, with 4 seats.
Under the threshold in this poll are Balad, with 2.4 percent, Jewish Home and the New Economic Party with 1.8 percent. This poll was conducted by Mano Geva and Midgam, together with iPanel. The sampling error in this poll was 4.4 percent.