According to a new poll reported by the Jerusalem Post, the Likud party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
"Would rise from 30 to 33 seats and Netanyahu would be able to build a homogeneous right-wing coalition of more than 70 MKs."
@netanyahu is pole position for the general election sometime next year
"Polls believe Likud would win by a landslide" https://t.co/kFcWQR7agx
– Sergei (Sagy) Migdal (@migdalser) August 22, 2018
The opinion poll, conducted by Panels Research for Walla News, showed that if an election were to take place today, the parties currently in the Netanyahu coalition would win 67 seats: Likud 33, Jewish Home 11, United Torah Judaism seven, Yisrael Beiteinu six, Kulanu six, and Shas four.
A new party formed by ex-Yisrael Beiteinu MK Orly Levy-Abecasis would win five seats, with which Netanyahu could become a comfortable right-wing coalition.
Nonetheless, in the latest Knesset survey, Likud continues to dominate along with his RW and religious coalition partners. pic.twitter.com/2zSQEGgH1d
– Ron Skolnik (@Ron_Skolnik) August 21, 2018
The poll showed that Yesh Atid would win 20 seats, the Zionist Union 12, Joint List 11 and Meretz five.
According to the Jerusalem Post, "as a result of polls like this, the Zionist union has stepped up its efforts to fight the former Chief of Staff of IDF, Benny Gantz."
(MEMO, PC, social media)