Herzog-Livni joint list leading Likud, Knesset Channel poll finds

Bayit Yehudi would have third most votes, with 16 mandates, followed by Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid with 11, according to poll.

December 22, 2014 13:38
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Tzipi Livni Isaac Herzog

Tzipi Livni speaks with Labor head Isaac Herzog in the Knesset. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The joint list headed by Labor party chairman Issac Herzog and Tzipi Livni would receive more mandates than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, according to a Panels Politics poll released by the Knesset Channel on Monday, less than three months before the March 17 general election.

According to the poll, the Herzog-Livni list would receive 23 mandates, while the Likud would receive 21 mandates.

Nafatli Bennett's Bayit Yehudi would come in with the third most votes, according to the survey, with 16 mandates.

Yair Lapid's party, which had fallen to single digits in a number of recent polls, appears to have recovered some voters, with poll respondents giving the centrist party 11 mandates.

Newly-minted party Kulanu, under the leadership of former Likud minister Moshe Kahlon, would receive 9 mandates, the poll found.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu received seven mandates from poll respondents, as did Meretz under the leadership of Zehava Gal-on.

For the haredi parties, United Torah Judaism is polling at seven mandates, while Shas's vote has been split with the departure of Eli Yishai. Shas under Deri is slated to get five mandates, while Yishai's new party, Yahad Ha’am Itanu, would receive four mandates.

According to the poll only two of the Arab parties would pass the electoral threshold: Hadash with five mandates and United Arab list-Ta'al with five mandates.

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