If elections were now, right-wing bloc would win - new poll

Likud would be the largest party with 40 mandates

The Knesset  (photo credit: REUTERS)
The Knesset
(photo credit: REUTERS)
If elections took place today, who would win? A new poll conducted Monday by the Hebrew website N12 found that the right-wing bloc would remain the strongest in an election.
Including the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties, this bloc would win the majority of mandates.
Likud would be the largest party with 40 mandates, followed by the Joint List party with 15 mandates, as it currently has in the Knesset.
Yesh Atid-Telem would win 14 mandates, the Blue and White party would win 12 mandates. Shas and Yisrael Beytenu would each win nine mandates, Yamina party - eight, United Torah Judaism - seven, and Meretz - six. 
The Labor Party, Gesher, Derech Eretz and HaBayit HaYehudi would not win enough mandates in order to pass the electoral threshold. 
In this scenario, the right-wing and haredi bloc would safely lead with 64 mandates, as opposed to 47 mandates for the center-left bloc and nine mandates for the Yisrael Beytenu party. 
The poll also included a hypothetical scenario in which the "Shulmanim party," a a new party that represents Israel's self-employed,also ran for Knesset.
In such a scenario, the Shulmanim party would win five mandates and equally reduce the mandates of some of the other parties.