Several weeks after the Knesset returned for the Winter Assembly, a political survey reveals that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is weakening while the left-center bloc is growing.

Gabbay (left), Netanyahu (center), Lapid (right)

Gabbay (left), Netanyahu (center), Lapid (right) Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Reuters/ Channel 2 News

This evening (Wednesday), a survey published by Israeli research institute Midgam revealed that the Likud party has weakened by approximately 20 percent, while the left-center bloc is growing.

The survey, which has a maximum sampling error of 4.4 percent, was conducted among 503 respondents that represent the total population of Israel above the age of 18. According to the survey, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud will win 24 mandates, a 20 percent decrease from its current number.

The survey claims that the Zionist Camp party will receive 21 mandates, while Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party will receive 20 seats in the Knesset, a much higher number than in the previous election. Habayit Hayehudi party has also strengthened with 12 mandates, while the Joint Arab List will lose a seat.

The survey also examined the public’s attitude toward Netanyahu’s investigations. 52 percent of the respondents replied that they believe the prime minister must resign at the end of the current term, while 38 percent replied that he should run again.