Poll: Yesh Atid loses support following budget controversy

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 13, 2013 16:49

Yesh Atid is losing support following party chairman and Finance Minister Yair Lapid's presentation of his budget proposal last week, that includes tax hikes and harsh cuts, a poll by Panels Politicus for the Knesset channel found.

If elections were to take place today, the survey found Lapid's party would lose three Knesset seats from the 19 they currently hold.

Another party losing support is Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's party Likud Beytenu, that would receive 26 mandates instead of the 31 they have now.

Opposition parties would gain seats, with the main beneficiary being Labor chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich, whose vocal objections to the budget proposal could earn her party 20 seats, compared to the 15 they currently hold. Meretz, whose chairwoman Zehava Gal-On has also been highly critical of Finance Minister Lapid, would get eight seats, an upgrade to the six they currently hold.


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