Israel Elections: Public believes more elections on the way, poll finds

Israelis split on Arabs joining the government.

All parties voters can vote for at the ballot in Israel's March 23 election. (photo credit: SHLOMO BEN EZRI/CENTRAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE)
All parties voters can vote for at the ballot in Israel's March 23 election.
(photo credit: SHLOMO BEN EZRI/CENTRAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE)
A poll taken for the Israel Democracy Institute found that only 29% of the public believes there is a high probability the election will yield a clear outcome regarding who will be the next prime minister.

The poll found that 61% believe the chances of a clear outcome are low or very low, while some 10% admitted they did not know.
When asked what issues decide their votes, 29% of respondents said the party’s positions and policies, 14% its leader’s honesty and credibility, 9% its adherence to its values, 8.5% the party’s leadership, 7.7% matters of religion and state, 6.3% party loyalty, 5.8% democratic values and governability, 4.6% whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should remain in office, and 1.4% said a desire for change. The rest of the respondents gave other answers or said they did not know.
The poll asked whether a Likud victory and Netanyahu forming another government would be a sign that the legal proceedings against him should be frozen until the end of his tenure. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they disagreed, 32% agreed, and 9% did not know.
Asked whether it disturbed them that Likud had signed an agreement to share surplus votes with the Religious Zionist Party of Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, 32% said it did not disturb them at all, 14% said it disturbed them to a small extent, 41% said it disturbed them to a large or very large extent, and 13% said they did not know.
When asked whether they backed having Arab parties and ministers in the government, 42% said yes, 46% said no, and 12% said they did not know.
The poll of 605 respondents representing a statistical sample of the Israeli adult population was conducted last week and had a margin of error of 3.64%.