Israel's two biggest parties – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and Kahol Lavan – are gaining more support from voters ahead of the September 17 election, a public opinion poll published Monday by Kan public broadcaster shows.
However, the poll indicated that neither are projected to secure a majority coalition at this stage.
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The survey, conducted over the weekend and released just over three weeks before the election, predicts Likud would get 32 out of 120 Knesset seats, while Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan is projected 31 seats.
This scenario anticipates two more seats for each party compared to Kan's previous election poll, which was published in early August.
According to the poll, it would be followed by Yamina, a broad right-wing union led by former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, with 10 seats – one down from the previous poll – and Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu, which in early August was projected 11 seats and is now only expected to garner nine in the latest poll.
Unlike Yamina and Yisrael Beiteinu, Labor-Gesher is seen gaining some support, taking it from six projected seats in the previous poll to seven in the current one.
Kan's poll, similarly to other public opinion polls released over the past weeks, shows the right-wing bloc, together with the ultra-Orthodox parties, would receive only 56 seats.The center-left bloc is projected 44 seats, or 55 together with the Joint List. Yisrael Beiteinu is seen maintaining the opportunity to deny Netanyahu the ability to form a coalition, as he did after April's election.
Kahanist party Otzma Yehudit and right-wing Zehut are not seen expected to pass the 3.25-percent electoral threshold according to this poll.
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