'Post/Maariv' poll: Rightward shift hasn’t helped Herzog’s popularity

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 19, 2016 00:46

 
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Support for the Zionist Union has fallen since before chairman Isaac Herzog announced his plan for separating from the Palestinians and shifted the party to the Center, according to a poll taken Wednesday and Thursday for The Jerusalem Post and its Hebrew sister publication Maariv Sof Hashavua.

The Panels Research poll found that if elections would be held today, the Likud would win 27 Knesset seats, down from its current 30.

Yesh Atid would rise from 11 mandates to 18, and the Zionist Union would fall to 15 seats from its current 24.

Bayit Yehudi and the Joint List would each win 12 seats, Yisrael Beytenu 10, United Torah Judaism and Shas seven each, and Meretz and Kulanu six each.

There were hopes in the Zionist Union that Herzog’s controversial plan would help woo centrist voters from the Likud and Yesh Atid. But a Panels poll taken a week before Herzog announced the plan on January 19 found that the Zionist Union would win 16 seats, one more than the current poll.

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