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Poll: Jewish Home Up to 15 Seats

31% of Lapid's voters say they regret it.
Minister of the Economy, Religious Services, Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett.

Photo Credit: Zuzana Janku/Flash 90

Israel’s Knesset Channel (the equivalent of C-Span) published a poll showing an increase in the political power of the Jewish Home party for a second week in a row, to 15 seats. The poll, conducted after the Minister Naftali Bennett’s “backside shrapnel” speech against a Palestinian state, proves that his clearly stated position not only did not hurt his party, but actually made it stronger.

The data indicate a corresponding decrease in the power of Likud-Beiteinu and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party.

According to the survey results, Likud-Beiteinu gets 25 seats—down from 31, Labor goes up to 20—from 15, Yesh Atid with 17 seats—down from 19, Shas with 9 seats—down from 11, Meretz with 9 seats—up from 6, and United Torah Judaism with the same 6 seats as before.

The survey participants were asked to score their level of satisfaction with Finance Minister Yair Lapid: 37% of them answered “lousy,” 31% answered “average,” 24% said “good,” and 8% did not have an opinion.

Considering the man has just cut child subsidies across the board and raised the country’s VAT from 18 to 19 percent – that’s not so bad.

In the more complex portion of the survey, respondents were asked: “A month ago, a group of business executives met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed concern about the potentially negative effects on the country’s economy resulting from a continued political deadlock with the Palestinians. What do you think motivates the position of these CEOs – a genuine concern to the economy or their personal political position?”

A full 51% said that those captains of industry who are driven by “their political position,” and only 27% said they had “a real concern for the economy.” Also, 17% did not know what the subject in discussion was, and 5% said that they have no position on the matter.

In other words, a staggering 73% of Israelis would not mind at all if the stalemate over a Palestinian state would remain in place forever.

Score a big one to Naftali Bennett’s backside shrapnel.

The survey asked Yesh Atid voters about their level of satisfaction with their party and whether or not they were regretting their vote. The largest group—40%—said it was too early to tell, 31% said they regret voting for Lapid, and 29% said they do not regret it.

Ouch.

Based on this poll, and based on what one hears in everyday conversations with Israelis, it appears that pushing his 2-state solution would be an excellent way for Prime Minister Netanyahu to get himself a 2-seat election. Except that both his rank and file and the members of the Likud-Beiteinu Knesset delegation are not going to maintain their support for their leader’s seemingly suicidal position. On Sunday, MK Miri Regev announced that she would be running for the position of Party Chairman against Netanyahu – a feat attempted so far only by now MK Moshe Feiglin.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “Poll: Jewish Home Up to 15 Seats”

  1. Bear Klein says:

    Why did you not include the 2nd Poll done at the same time with a different look?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, what good news. Even though more and more Israelis seem to know it, and Likud should know it, Bibi and Lapid are still squawking about the 2-state impossible solution. No we do not want it, as it would be the death of Israel, not to mention the Arabs have no religious, cultural, historical, moral or legal right to take a big chunk of critical land. They are supposed to be in Jordan; why does the King's refusal to accept them make it Israel's problem? Why can't we be as firm as Jordan's King? Also, Lapid has been deceitful. He campaigned on an economic basis -saying nothing about the Arab problem, and now he comes out pushing the 2-state thing. Obviously his voters would be unhappy with him.

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