The right of center parties continue to maintain their lead, albeit by a slightly smaller margin in eight polls released December 9-15 (from Haaretz, Walla, Yisrael Hayom, Reshet Bet, Knesset Channel, Maariv, Yediot Achronot, Jerusalem/Yisrael Post).
Current Knesset seats in [brackets], with the previous week’s average in (brackets):
37.3 (37.7)  Likud Beitenu
18.2 (19.7)  Labor
11.3 (11.3)  Jewish Home-National Union
10.8 (10.5)  Shas
9.1 (8.2)  Movement (Livni)
8.7 (7.3) [–] Yesh Atid
5.8 (5.7)  Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
4.1 (3.6)  Ra’am-Ta’al
4.0 (3.6)  Meretz
3.8 (3.5)  Hadash
3.1 (3.0)  Balad
1.1 (2.2)  Am Shalem
1.1 (1.6)  Kadima
0.7 (1.6)  Strong Israel
— (0.0)  Independence (No longer running)
HaYisraelim (2 seats in one poll)
67.5 (69.2)  Right
52.4 (50.7)  Left
Notable changes over the last two weeks: Ra’am-Ta’al passes Meretz for 8th place. Kadima passes Strong Israel for 13th place.
Largest Gains: Yesh Atid gained 1.4 seats and Movement gained 0.9.
Biggest Losses: Labor lost 1.5 seats and Am Shalem lost 1.1.
Note: These polls were taken prior to Yisrael Beitenu Chairman Avigdor Leiberman’s indictment and resignation as Foreign Minister.
About the Author: Jeremy Saltan is a frequent guest on various radio programs and and a veteran political analyst. He has run political campaigns in English and Hebrew for Israeli municipality, party institution, primary and general elections. Jeremy’s opinion pieces have been published, quoted or credited by Voice of America, Daily Beast, France 24, Washington Post, BBC, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Israel National News and the Jewish Press and more.
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