Following Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s announcement that he is prepared to go to an early election in October, “Israel Today” published a poll Sunday morning, conducted by the Gal Hadash service, on the prospects of the different potential factions.
On the question of who is best fitting to be the next Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu scored 29%, by far ahead of the two leaders in second place, Avigdor Lieberman (Israel Our Home) and Shelly Yachimovich (Labor), each with 9.2%, followed by Yair Lapid (Future) with 7% and Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) with 4.2%.
If the electionsto the Knesset were held today (Israel’s prime minister is usually the leader of the largest Knesset faction), the results would be:
Likud – 31 seats
Labor – 17
Israel Our Home (Lieberman) – 14
Kadima – 13
Yair Lapid – 12
Shas (Religious Sefardi) – 9
Torah Judaism (Haredi) – 5
Meretz (Left) – 4
Hadash (Arab) – 4
The Jewish Home (Religious Zionist) – 3
Ra’am-Ta’al (Arab) – 3
Balad (Arab) – 3
National Union (Religious Zionist) – 2
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.
If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.