Poll: One Seat Separates Yachad and Shas


deryiA poll conducted by Mina Tzemach places Shas and Yachad a seat apart. The Labor/The Movement ticket is one seat ahead of Likud. The Arab Bloc is the third largest party and Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid are tied. The chareidi bloc remains steady at 18 seats.

The experts say that as the elections close in, the polls are more reliable. This poll was released on Monday, 27 Shevat, with only 39 days remaining until elections for 20th Knesset. The poll was commissioned by Channel 2.

Labor/The Movement: 25

Likud: 24

Arab Bloc: 12

Yesh Atid: 11

Bayit Yehudi: 11

Yahadut Hatorah: 7

Kulanu: 7

Yisrael Beitenu: 7

Shas: 6

Yachad: 5

Meretz: 5

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. You will of course be reporting that the latest Knesset Panels Poll which is the latest taken to dat, has Shas at 7, UTJ at 7 and Yachad at 4.

    Will that headline say UTJ only 3 ahead of Yachad

  2. In terms of blocks, it shows no changes.

    Likud can form a government with the hareidim, or with various non-hareidi centrist parties, or with Labor.

    Labor can only form a government with Likud, or with a broad coalition including all non-“Right” parties, plus the Arab parties, and the hareidim.

  3. The left won’t (hopefully) make a government with the Arabs, so they can’t make a government without the charadim whom they despise.

    The right can with the charadim make a government, so hopefully Bibi and the charadim will be in, and Livni/Hertzhog will be out.

  4. #5. There was an unwritten rule within Labor, in the past, that they would never include an Arab party in the government. That doesn’t appear to be the case now because they could never form a government without them.

    The Left has totally lost their minds and we shouldn’t put anything past them.