Channel 1 Election Poll: Yahadut Hatorah Receives 8 Seats, Bayit Yehudi 11


voteThe latest Channel 1 election poll paints an optimistic picture for Yahadut Hatorah while painting a worrisome one for Bayit Yehudi. The poll was released by Channel 1 News.

Likud: 27

Labor/The Movement: 23

Arab Bloc: 12

Bayit Yehudi: 11

Yesh Atid: 10

Yahadut Hatorah: 8

Kulanu: 7

Yisrael Beitenu: 7

Shas: 6

Meretz: 5

Yachad: 4

The right-wing, made up of Likud, Bayit Yehudi, Yisrael Beitenu and Yachad have 49 seats. The chareidim have 14 seats. The political center has 17 seats and the left, 40.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. The secular right (Likud, Bayit Yehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu) have more seats than they did in the last Kenesset. Likud is gaining at the expense of its allies, which makes it more likely Likud (rather than the socialists) will form the next government. The “center” which was dominated by the anti-religious Yesh Atid, will now include Kulanu which is traditional on religious matters, has already came out against conscription of yeshiva students and is basically a clone of Likud emphasizing the economic parts of the Likud ideology. The hareidim are no worse off, but a big chunk is Yachad which is comfortable only with the “right”. Bottom line, assuming Likud and Bayit Yehudi agree to decriminalize learning Torah rather than soldiering, Natanyahu would based on the above poll have a comfortable 70 seats (a wide margin even if Yisrael Beiteinu refuses to join). Labor could form a government only with all the left, center, Arab, and non-zionist Hareidim – and that isn’t likely (unless Likud insists on mass incarceration of yeshiva students, which is also unlikely).

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