Media polls show Yamina to grow; Likud and Blue and White to slip

August 9, 2020 by JNS
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Media polls released on Thursday show that if Israeli elections were held today, Yamina would grow, while the Likud and the Blue and White parties would slip.

Former Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett attends the launch of the Yamina Party campaign, on Feb. 12, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Channel 13 News projected that Likud would win 30 seats, followed by Yamina (19), Yesh Atid-Telem (17), the Joint Arab List (16), Blue and White (12), Shas (9), United Torah Judaism (8), Yisrael Beytenu (7), and Meretz with six seats—thereby, the right-wing bloc would secure a 63-seat majority and the left-wing bloc 49 seats.

To form a Knesset majority, a coalition must have at least 61 seats.

Kan 11 News projected that Likud would win 30 seats, followed by Yesh Atid-Telem (17), the Joint Arab List (16), Yamina (15), Blue and White (12), Shas (9), United Torah Judaism (8), Yisrael Beytenu (7) and Meretz with six seats—also giving the right-wing bloc 63 seats, but the left-wing bloc 51 seats.

In both polls, the Labour Party would fail to meet the four-seat threshold for the first time since its founding in the 1960s. The Derech Eretz, Gesher, Jewish Home and far-right Otzma Yehudit parties would also fail to enter the Knesset.

JNS

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