The Blue and White party has opened up a significant lead over Likud, according to a new poll published today, right-wing news outlet Arutz Sheva reported.
According to the poll, commissioned by Channel 12, the Benny Gantz-led list would top a new election with 37 Knesset seats, four more than it won in September’s election.
Poll: Blue and White leads Likud, left-wing bloc leads Right https://t.co/duCqy53f8t
— Arutz Sheva (@ArutzSheva_En) November 26, 2019
Likud, meanwhile, consumed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal woes, would only win 30 seats, down two from its showing in September. The seven-seat lead is the largest such gap of any poll since the last elections.
Amongst the smaller parties on both the right and center, the poll showed some small movement.
Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu was down one seat from eight to seven, while the Joint List was also down one, from 13 seats to 12, according to the new poll. Two other parties dropped a seat – Labor-Gesher alliance (five down from six) and Meretz (four down from five).
Blue and White candidate Benny Gantz says Saturday he would head the government for two years and then Netanyahu would lead the following two years — if he is acquitted of corruption charges.https://t.co/UOS8YElFEG
— The Quint (@TheQuint) November 23, 2019
The Jewish Home-National Union remained stable on four seats, while the New Right doubled its seats from three to six Knesset seats. United Torah Judaism retained its seven seats, while Shas fell from nine to eight seats.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) November 26, 2019
The poll also quizzed respondents on the fallout to Netanyahu’s indictments, with 56 percent saying the long-time Likud leader should not continue as prime minister, and 37 percent saying he could continue in office.
Among Likud voters, 88 percent would choose Netanyahu as their candidate in the scheduled party primary, with Nir Barkat and Gideon Sa’ar lagging a long way behind.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)