Naftali Bennett's Bayit Yehudi party rose three seats from 11 to 14 in
just one week, according to a Smith Research poll conducted Tuesday and
Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post and the economic newspaper Globes.
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rise came after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other Likud
leaders attacked Bennett for saying his conscience would not permit him
as a reserve soldier to evacuate Jews from their homes in Judea and
Surprisingly one third of Bayit Yehudi's voters define
themselves as secular and forty percent of Bayit Yehudi's support comes
from from voters 30 and younger. The older voters get, the less likely
they are to vote for the party.
“Sometimes the older generation
marginalizes the youth of our country saying they are only interested in
iPads and video games," said Bayit Yehudi candidate Jeremy Gimpel, who
is 14th on the list. "The fact that we are the most popular party among
young Israelis is testimony that Israel's next generation is as
passionate and Zionist as ever."