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Israel Poll Trends: Lapid gaining ground

by Shmuel Rosner

April 14, 2014 | 6:01 am

Updated: February 4, 2016

A recent poll published by Maariv daily shows that Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party is rapidly gaining popularity among Israeli voters. The centrist party would get 20 mandates, 9 up from its current 11. According to this poll (and other earlier ones), Isaac Herzog and the Labor party are in pretty bad shape and Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party is looking good.

Another recent poll, conducted by Camil Fuchs for channel 10 news, shows that a hypothetical centrist party headed by former IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid and Moshe Kahlon would get more mandates than the Likud (29 to 24). This curious scenario is still not enough to determine whether Gabi Ashkenazi's possible entrance into Israel's poitical life could help create a true alternative to Netanyahu's seemingly unshakable reign at the PM position (A majority not led by Netanyahu still seems difficult to imagine).

Here is how the different parties would do:

And here is the Coalition-Opposition count according to the latest poll:

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