The latest poll commissioned by the daily Yediot Aharonot and conducted by the Midgam Institute, led by Mina Tzemach and Mano Geva, reveals that the Blue and White party of former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz continues to lead with 33 seats. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud is on his heels with 29 seats.
General elections are scheduled for April 9.
The Labor Party comes in third place with ten seats.
The rest of the parties show no major changes in the number of seats compared to the latest polls. The Ashkenzai Utraorthodox party Yahadut Hatorah (United Torah Judaism) 7, the alliance of Arab parties Hadash-Taal 7, the Sephardic Utraorthodox party Shas 6, Union of Right Parties 6, Meretz 5, New Right 5, Israel Beitenu 4 and Kulanu 4.
The alliance of Arab parties Raam-Balad, which was disqualified last week by the Central Electoral Commission – a decision that is expected to be reversed by the Supreme Court of Justice in the next few days – would get four seats.
Several smaller parties continue to struggle to overcome the electoral threshold of 3.2%.
According to the poll, Moshe Feiglin’s Zehut party is close to 3.1%, and Orly Levi’s Guesher-Abekasis 2% would not qualify
When respondents were asked: “Among the following candidates, who do you prefer as prime minister?” Netanyahu receives 38% and Gantz 31%. The remaining 31% did not have an opinion.