A survey conducted following Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement of his intention to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three cases of corruption suggests a weakening of the ruling Likud party and the strengthening of its rival Blue and White party, led by former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
According to the survey results, the Blue and White party would receive 37 seats against 29 of Likud. While the Israel Beitenu, Gesher and Zehut parties would not get enough votes to break the electoral threshold to enter the Knesset)
The poll also estimates that the Labor Party will get six seats, the same number as Meretz and the ultra-orthodox Sephardic Shas party. Kulanu, the Union of Right Parties, and the alliance of the Arab Raam Taal-Balad parties would each have five seats.
According to this survey the widening gap between the Blue and White party and Likud, as well as the other aforementioned factors would deny the ability for Netanyahu to form a coalition.
The survey was carried out on the basis of a representative sample of 550 people, with a margin of error of 3.7 percent.