Lapid looking sullen 370.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
Seventy-eight percent of the population disapproves of Yair Lapid’s performance
as finance minister, a Panels Politics poll for the Knesset Channel found on
Asked to grade him in the task of selecting a new Bank of Israel
governor, 53% said he performed badly, 33% gave medium marks, 8% rated the
performance good, while a mere 1% thought it was very good.
The poll may
also dampen Lapid’s ambitions toward the premiership; 82% of respondents said he
was not fit for the position, versus only 12% who did. Even among Yesh Atid
voters, 54% said he was not keeping his promises, and 43% said they would not
vote for the party which he heads again.
If elections were held today,
Likud Beytenu would handily win with 30 seats, with Bayit Yehudi and Labor tying
for second place with 17 seats each and Yesh Atid, currently the second- largest
party, dropping to fourth with 13 seats. Meretz would pick up four seats for a
total of 10. The poll also put Shas at 10 mandates and United Torah Judaism at
If an election reform raising the electoral threshold from 2% to 4%
is enacted into law, it would leave out the remaining parties, including Tzipi
Livni’s Hatnua party, which would drop from six seats to four. Hadash at four
seats, United Arab List Ta’al at four, Balad at three and Kadima at two would
also be shut out of the Knesset.
The online poll was conducted among 500
respondents and had a 4.3% margin of error.