Another election poll, and once again, as the media reports the threats of criminal indictments against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are growing, the Likud earns additional seats if elections were to be held today. In line with recent polls, the Shas party does not earn a sufficient number of votes to enter the next Knesset, only earning two seats, half the required number.
According this latest poll, Likud headed by PM Binyamin Netanyahu would earn 34 seats, four more than the party has today.
Kulanu leader Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon might also wish to consider changing his opinion regarding early elections, as his party drops from ten to six seats. Ditto for Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose Yisrael Beitenu party drops from six to five seats.
Yesh Atid, headed by Yair Lapid, earns 24 seats, which is a significant gain from its current eleven seats. Yahadut Hatorah also fairs well, gaining two seats, climbing to eight. Bayit Yehudi headed by Naftali Bennet increases from eight to fourteen seats, and Machane Tzioni headed by Avi Gabbai drops from twenty-four to ten seats. Meretz gains, moving from its current five seats to seven, and the Arab List drops from thirteen to ten.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)