Blue and White take the lead again, Netanyahu drops in polls

For the question "who do you prefer as prime minister," the poll showed that Netanyahu leads with 38% while 36% would prefer Gantz and Lapid.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 20, 2019 20:28
Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Benny Gantz

Yair Lapid, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Benny Gantz. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST+EMIL SALMAN/POLL+ANDREAS GEBERT/REUTERS)

 
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Benny Gatnz's and Yair Lapid's Blue and White is expected to receive 32 Knesset seats, while Likud is expected to get 27, according to a channel 12 poll held on Wednesday.

A poll held by channel 13 showed similar results, as Blue and White were expected to have 31 seats, while Likud follows with 29 seats.

For the question "who do you prefer as prime minister," the poll showed that Netanyahu leads with 38% while 36% would prefer Gantz and Lapid.

The poll also asked whether the voters believe Netanyahu acted for his own benefit on the "submarine affair," the results show that 48% think that Netanyahu did it for his own benefit, while only 25% thought he acted for the benefit of the country. 27% answered that they do not know.

The rest of the poll showed the Labor party securing 10 seats; Hadash-Ta'al 8; UTJ 7; New Right 6; Union of Right Parties 5; Shas 5; Kulanu 4; Meretz 4; Ra'am-Balad 4; Yisrael Beytenu 4; Zehut 4;

Gesher is still not expected to pass the electoral threshold.

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