New Poll Shows Right Wing Still Gaining in the Polls


The Midgam Institute conducted a new poll on Thursday showing that if elections were held today, the right-wing bloc together with the Charedim would win 64 Knesset seats.

The poll, which was published on Channel 12 News on Thursday, showed Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid’s Blue and White party winning the most mandates in the Knesset but not being able to form a government. Their party would win 31 seats, while the Likud party would place second with 28 seats.

Following them in third place would be the Labor party which had risen in meteoric fashion from just 6 or 7 seats in previous polls to ten. Next up was a tie of a number of parties for seven seats including the Arab list of Hadash-Ta’al, United Torah Judaism, and the United Right. Shas would come away with six seats.

The largest group of parties, numbering six in total, all tied for 4 seats and all of whom are dangerously close to the threshold. These include Mose Feiglin’s Zehut party, the New Right, Meretz, Kulanu, Balad and Yisrael Beiteinu, which had previously not been expected to pass the threshold. Orly Levi- Abekasis’ party Gesher did not pass the threshold and neither did Eli Yishai’s Yachad party.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Labor attacked Blue and white for being too right-wing .Shrewd move attempt to attract Centrist voters
    Both campaigns must plan together

  2. If you use the 1950s definitions, the “right” was everything to the “right” of Ben Gurion. By this standard, the “right” controls perhaps 75% of the Kenesset, and what is happening is only switching within different “right” wing parties. The alliance that created Likud, between Herut and the “Liberalim” (“liberal” in the traditional sense, not the 21st perversion of the word that it has become) not have a commanding majority, which as it typical in proportional systems, results in splintering.

  3. akuperma
    There’s more than narrow early 20th century American perceptions to Right and Left
    If That’s too complicated for you, try up and down
    It’s a pyramid not a spectrum