Election poll: Likud barely leading but still has no majority for Knesset

In term of blocs, the Center/Left would have 55 seats while the Right would have 54. Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu would be the tie breaker with its 11 seats.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 1, 2019 21:40
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Benny Gantz (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R)

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

The Likud Party headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to receive 30 Knesset seats, while the Blue and White Party headed by Benny Gantz is expected to get 29 seats, according to a Channel 13 poll conducted on Thursday.

Other poll results showed that Ayelet Shaked's United Right, made up of the New Right, Bayit Yehudi and The National Union, would receive 11 seats, while Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu and the Joint List headed by Ayman Odeh were also expected to secure 11 Knesset seats each.

The poll also predicted that The Democratic Union Party – the merging of Ehud Barak's Israel Democratic Party, Meretz and Labor-defector Stav Shaffir – will receive nine seats; United Torah Judaism will receive seven; and Shas and Labor would each get six seats.

Even if Otzma Yehudit runs together with Noam, they would still not pass the electoral threshold, receiving only enough votes for 1.3 seats.  Moshe Feiglin's Zehut Party also did not pass the threshold getting only 2.1 seats.

In terms of blocs, they are neck and neck, with the Center/Left having 55 seats while the Right would have 54. Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu would be the tie breaker with their 11 seats.

Asked who would they rather have as prime minister, 43% of respondents chose Netanyahu, while only 32% chose Gantz.


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