Poll: Ehud Barak Makes It Into Knesset, Likud and Kahol Lavan on Par

Right-wing parties Hayamin Hehadash and Zehut that failed to pass the electoral threshold in the last election are projected five seats each in the September vote, according to public broadcaster's survey

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak at a press conference in Tel Aviv, July, 2019.
Moti Milrod

Likud and Kahol Lavan would get 30 Knesset seats each in Israel's September election, while Ehud Barak's Democratic Israel would have five, an opinion poll published on Tuesday shows.

According to the survey by public broadcaster Kan, the right-wing bloc would have 54 seats, without Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu, who refused to enter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition after the April vote.

Likud, currently with 39 out of 120 Knesset seats after its merger with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's Kulanu, would lose 9 seats according to the poll, while Kahol Lavan, that received 35 seats in the April vote, would lose five of them in the September ballot.

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Yisrael Beiteinu, which now has five seats, would garner nine seats, while the Union of Right-Wing Parties, which gained four seats in the April election, is predicted to only four.

The Joint List, a coalition of Arab-majority parties, is projected nine seats, a drop from the ten the parties that comprise it won in the April vote.

According to the poll, Labor would receive seven seats, one seat more than it garnered in April. Meretz would get six seats, two up from its current standing.

Ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism is expected to get eight seats, as it did in the last election. Shas is projected seven seats, a one-seat drop from the April election. 

Right-wing parties Hayamin Hehadash and Zehut, which both failed to pass the 3.25-percent electoral threshold in the last election, are projected five seats each.

The survey was conducted by the Kantor Institute on July 4-7, 2019, among 586 respondents in a nation-wide, representative sample of the population age 18 and over. Margin of error: 4.3 percent.