The results of a new poll examining the effects of the recent Likud-Yisrael Beytenu merger, as well as the potential impact if former Likud Minister Moshe Kahlon were to join Shelly Yacimovich's Labor party, were released Wednesday.
Given the current political spectrum, the survey predicted that the newly unified party of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, the Likud-Beytenu, would capture 37 seats, followed by Labor with 23 mandates, Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party with 15 and Shas with 13. Kadima, which currently holds the most seats in the Knesset with 28, was projected to win only 2 in the upcoming election.
The poll then asked respondents who they would vote for if Moshe Kahlon ran for Knesset in the number 2 position on the Labor party's electoral list. In this case, the survey predicted that both the Likud-Beytenu and Labor would each garner 32 mandates, followed by Yesh Atid with 15 and Shas with 13.
The survey polled 500 prospective voters on October 28 and 29.