Gantz to beat Netanyahu, last Channel 12 poll shows

The poll conducted by Channel 12 is the last one before the upcoming April 9 elections.

April 4, 2019 21:25
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Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R)

Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Benny Gantz (R). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 The last poll by Channel 12 in before the April 9 elections shows Blue and White taking a 4-mandate lead on Likud.

The Likud is expected to win 26 seats according to the poll, while Blue and White will have 30. The Labor party dropped back down to 10 expected seats.
New Right achieved 6 seats, while the Union of Right-Wing Parties gained 5 seats and United Torah Judaism 7.

Hadash-Ta'al rose to 7 while Moshe Feiglin's Zehut, which has soared in the past few weeks, got 5 mandates. Shas, Yisrael Beytenu, Kulanu and Meretz also reached 5 seats, as did UAL-Balad. 

The poll suggested that Gesher will not make it to Knesset, having reached 2.6%.

In terms of political affiliation, right-wing parties reached a total of 64 seats, beating the center-left block, who got 56. 

In addition, the poll asked who people wish will be prime minister, as well as who they believe will be prime minister. 

36% wish that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the next prime minister, while 35% wish Blue and White Head Benny Gantz will be the next prime minister.

However, only 21% believe Gantz will land the role, while a whopping 58% believe that Netanyahu will.

In addition, 37% of those questioned support a united government, while 26% were against it.

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