Opinion poll: Gantz's National Unity Party surpasses Netanyahu's Likud

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TEL AVIV — On Friday, An opinion poll in Israel showed that the National Unity Party, led by Benny Gantz, surpassed the ruling Likud, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, in winning more seats in the Knesset.اضافة اعلان

According to the results of a poll published by the Israeli newspaper Maariv, "If elections were held today, the National Unity Party would obtain 40 seats in the Knesset out of a total of 120," instead of its current 12 seats.

On the other hand, the poll indicated that the Likud Party would only obtain 18 seats, compared to its current 32 seats in the Knesset, if "elections were held today,” Khaberni reported.
The newspaper explained that the poll showed an increase in National Unity seats by four, compared to the results of last week's poll.

According to the poll, the far-right "Religious Zionism" party, led by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, will not be able to pass the electoral threshold, and therefore will not have representation in the Knesset, compared to the eight seats it currently has.

The newspaper reported that the Likud Party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, did not achieve significant gains in Israeli public opinion after the process of freeing two Israeli prisoners who were being held in Rafah.

As for the far-right "Jewish Power" party, led by Itamar Ben Gvir, it won 10 seats, compared to 6 currently, according to the newspaper.

The "There is a Future" party, led by opposition leader Yair Lapid, also lost half of its seats in the Knesset, winning only 12 seats, compared to 24 currently.

The newspaper indicated, according to the results of the poll, "If elections were held today, the pro-Netanyahu camp would obtain 44 seats, while the camp rejecting Netanyahu's presidency of the government would obtain 71 seats, while the coalition of the Democratic Front for Peace and the Arab List for Change, which rejects both camps, would obtain five seats."

Regarding the appropriate person to head the government, the results showed that only 32 percent of Israelis believe that the current Prime Minister Netanyahu is suitable to head the government, while 47 of them believe that Gantz is most suitable for the position, while 21 percent did not specify a specific answer.

There is no possibility of holding elections in Israel on the horizon, as a result of Netanyahu's opposition to holding elections in light of the ongoing war in Gaza.

Maariv reported that the poll was conducted by the Lazar Institute (private) and included a random sample of 515 participants, and the margin of error was 4.3 percent.

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