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Israeli Poll Shows Netanyahu Would Lose Big in Elections Now

An Israeli poll published on Nov. 16 revealed that the current coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu would go, if the elections were held today, from its current 64 seats it won in the November 2022 elections to just 45 seats in the 120-seat Knesset. Israel’s Channel 12 reported that the parties that want Netanyahu out would soar to 70 seats. (The other 5 seats would go to the Hadash-Taal alliance.)

Benny Gantz’s National Unity party would go from its present 12 seats to 36 seats and pro-peace Meretz would go from 0 to 5 seats. Meanwhile, Likud would drop from 32 seats to only 17 and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party would drop from 24 to 15 seats.

Otherwise, the remaining parties would get: Shas 10 (11 seats); Yisrael Beytenu 9 (6); United Torah Judaism 7 (7); Otzmah Yehudit 7 and Religious Zionism 4 (their present coalition has 14); Hadash-Taal 5 (5) and Ra’am 5 (5). Labor which has 4 seats would win no seats. The survey was conducted Nov. 15 among 502 respondents by pollster Mano Geva and Midgam, and had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

Just the fact that an election poll is being carried out by a major media outlet in the midst of this conflict indicates the high level of popular opposition to Netanyau.