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Israel Poll Trends: The Right Continues to Gain Popularity

by Shmuel Rosner

April 14, 2014 | 6:01 am

Updated: 07/27/2014

There haven't been too many political polls taken in recent weeks, as Israel has been preoccupied with stories which are less party-politics-related (the Presidential elections, the drama of the murdered youths, and the escalating tension with Hamas). That being said, the latest few polls point to a rise in support for the Israeli right (which has soared to 51 mandates in the most recent poll), and it will be interesting to see how much of that has to do with the immediate reaction to the recent events in Gaza and to what extent it will last in the long run. The latest three polls were also taken after the major political announcement made by Avigdor Liberman, who has decided to split his partnership from Netanyahu's Likud party.

Meanwhile, Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid’s party, doesn’t seem to be doing too well. Meretz on the left still looks (almost) better than ever. The Labor Party, with a new leader, isn’t showing any signs of getting back to being a true powerhouse.

Here are the latest numbers-

 

 

Coalition- Likud Beitenu (Likud+Yisrael Beitenu), Jewish Home, Yesh Atid, Hatnua (68 Mandates in the current Knesset; 72 in the polls)

Opposition- Labor, Shas, Meretz, Yahadut HaTorah, Kadima, Hadash, Balad, Raam Taal, Strong Israel (52 Mandates in the current Knesset; 48 in the polls)

 

Polls taken prior to the Likud-Yisrael Beitenu split –

 

*** These polls include a new party lead by former Minister Moshe Kahlon. The new party received 13 mandates according to Panels and 10 according to the two Midgam polls and the Maagar Mochot survey.

All right: Likud Beiteinu (Likud+Yisrael Beitenu)+Habayit Hayehudi+Strong Israel

All center: Yesh Atid+Hatnua+Kadima+ Kahlon

All left: Labor+Meretz+Hatnua

All religious: Jewih Home+Shas+Yahadut Hatorah+Am Shalem

All Arab: Hadash+Raam Taal+Balad

 

Click here For the full table (featuring all the polls since the elections).

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