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Netanyahu declines in opinion polls, Yair Lapid ranks 20th, Bennett and Saar ranks third

Netanyahu declines in opinion polls, Yair Lapid ranks 20th, Bennett and Saar ranks third

The Yesh Atid party of opposition leader Yair Lapid won 20 seats for the first time on Thursday, when a poll by pollster Menachem Lazar found that the party had won three seats since last week. The Jerusalem Post Maariv found that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party fell from 29 seats last week to 27. The seven-seat difference Between Likud and Wish Atid It is the smallest gap between the parties since the start of the election campaign. The poll also found that the Yamina party led by Naftali Bennett was Bridge the gap With the new Hope Party of Gideon Sa’ar, both of whom are now in 12 mandates. This was the first poll to point to a tie for third place.
The poll concluded that if elections are held now, the Yisrael Beytenu party will win nine seats, the Joint List has eight seats, United Torah Judaism seven, and the Labor Party five, and three parties are expected to win four seats: Blue and White, and Meretz. And the Zionist religious party, with each swinging at the electoral threshold by 3.25%. Any votes that go to parties that do not exceed the threshold are not counted in the distribution of seats in the Knesset, and the bloc that wants Netanyahu to form the next government – Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and the religious Zionist party – won 46 seats. The bloc that does not want him to remain prime minister – Yesh Atid, New Hope, Yisrael Beytenu, Labor, Blue and White and Meretz – got 54.

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It could rightly join the anti-Netanyahu bloc and use its 12 seats to enable the formation of a coalition of 66 seats, or 62 without Meretz. Bennett did not rule out joining a government led by Netanyahu, but the poll found that even on the right, the prime minister will not have enough support, and when asked who is the most fit for prime minister, the gap between Netanyahu and Sa’ar remained. By only 1% (42-41%). For the first time, the gap between Netanyahu and Bennett was only 1% (39-38%). The gap between Netanyahu and Lapid in fitness for prime minister is the lowest since the elections began: 7% (48-41%) The poll of 571 respondents representing a statistical sample of the adult population in Israel was conducted on Thursday, with a margin of error of 4.2%.

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