A poll commissioned by the Hiddush NGO carried out by the Rafi Smith Institute shows most Israelis would prefer seeing the new coalition that excludes chareidim.
According to the poll, 62% of the Jewish population of Israel prefers forming a coalition that excludes the chareidi parties and includes the centrist and left-wing parties. Only 38% back the formation of a coalition built on right-wing and chareidi parties.
A breakdown of the statistics shows that 96% of the non-frum voters and new immigrants, 95% of the traditional respondents, and 73% of the religious respondents prefer the chair of the Knesset Finance Committee being placed in the hands of the Kulanu party and not Yahadut Hatorah. 93% of Ashkenazi chareidim favor giving it to Yahadut Hatorah.
The pollsters questioned voters from all the parties that will be entering the 20th Knesset. The results; 100% of Kulanu voters, 88% of Likud voters, 94% of Yisrael Beitenu voters, and 84% of Bayit Yehudi voters want the committee place in the hands of Kulanu and not Yahadut Hatorah.
A somewhat surprising figure – only 87% of voters of chareidi parties want to see the committee placed in the hands of Yahadut Hatorah.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)