Success for Likud in new Channel 2 poll; Yesh Atid loses support

A new Channel 2 report indicates a rise in popularity for the Likud party but a lack of support for the prime minister.

April 22, 2017 20:36
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Netanyahu and Lapid

Netanyahu and Lapid. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Likud surpassed Yesh Atid by four seats in a Channel 2 poll broadcast Saturday night, after a series of polls showing MK Yair Lapid’s party leading or tied with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s faction.

The poll shown on Meet the Press gave the Likud 28 seats, while Yesh Atid received 24. Likud currently has 30 seats, while Yesh Atid has 11.

Next came the Joint List, steady at 13 seats, followed by Zionist Union dropping to 12, half of what it now has in the Knesset, and Bayit Yehudi rising from eight seats to 10.

Kulanu, Shas and United Torah Judaism would each get seven seats if an election were held today, and Yisrael Beytenu and Meretz would each get six, the poll found.

Participants were also asked if they were satisfied with Netanyahu’s performance, and 61% said no, while 33% said yes. The other 6% did not answer.

In addition, 85% of the public support Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s plan to give tax breaks to working parents, while 5% oppose it and the rest did not answer. However, only 41% think it will improve their economic situation, 45% said it will not influence them and 14% did not answer.

Channel 2 did not provide information about the number of people polled or the margin of error.

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