Israel Elections: Poll finds anti-Netanyahu bloc wins 66 seats

Labor wins eight seats in survey on Channel 13

NEWLY ELECTED Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli visits a polling station in Tel Aviv last month. (photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)
NEWLY ELECTED Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli visits a polling station in Tel Aviv last month.
(photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)
A coalition can be built without Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud, the haredi parties, the Joint List and Meretz, according to a survey taken by pollster Camil Fuchs for Channel 13 on Tuesday, only two days before the deadline for parties to submit their lists for the Knesset.
The poll found that Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid and Gideon Sa'ar's New Hope parties would both win 16 seats, well below the 29 seats predicted for Likud. But Yesh Atid and New Hope could build a coalition with Yamina, Yisrael Beytenu, Labor and Blue and White. 
Taken a day after Labor's primary, the poll predicted eight seats for Merav Michaeli's party. Blue and White would narrowly cross the threshold with four seats.
Yamina and the Joint list remain unchanged from the previous channel 13 poll receiving 10 seats each. As does Meretz, which remains at five seats.
UTJ rose by a single seat to 8 after announcing Gafni as their new head, along with Yisrael Beytenu who also rose by a seat to 7.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai's Israelis Party received less than one percent in the poll. 
The poll also asked what would happen if the Religious Zionist Party, Bayit Yehudi and Otzma Yehudit united on the Right. It found that the united right-wing party would win six seats and that MK Mansour Abbas's Ra'am Party would also cross the 3.25% electoral threshold, running separately from the Joint List, who would drop to 8 seats. 
However, even he were able to somehow convince Ra'am and the united right-wing party to work together, Netanyahu's bloc would not be able to secure the 61 seat majority needed to form a government in this scenario. 
In an opposite scenario, in which there is a center-left merger of parties, the poll found that Labor would rise to 11 seats, taking a single seat from New Hope, Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu and Meretz, and adding a single seat to Yamina.