A Globes survey released on Thursday night 23 Teves 5774 shows Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid’s popularity has fallen to an all time low. 75% of the respondents signal they are not pleased with the finance minister’s performance.
The survey conducted by the Rafi Smith Institute shows that as a result of Lapid’s decline in popularity, elections held today would leave Yesh Atid with 10 seats.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fares better however, with only 54% of citizens dissatisfied with his performance.
The poll also asked respondents to select the next president, with former Speaker Reuven Rivlin leading with 36% of the vote.
Regarding elections held today Likud would have 36 seats (31 today), Yesh Atid 10 (19), Bayit Yehudi 13 (12), Shas 11 (11), Yahadut Hatorah 8 (7), Meretz 9 (6), and The Movement 3 (6). The Arab parties have a combined 11 seats and Kadima would be out of Knesset, today holding two seats.
It should be pointed out that in line with the new law, any party with less than four seats will not enter into the next Knesset.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)