A survey conducted by Professor Camil Fuchs for Channel 13 and published Tuesday night, which includes 803 respondents, of whom 603 were Jews and 200 non-Jews, found that had the next elections been held now, Blue&White would have gotten 37 seats compared to Likud’s 33, and the rightwing bloc would have dropped to 52.
The left-center bloc, supported by the Joint Arab List, would reach 60 seats. Israel Beiteinu would receive 8 seats.
Professor Fuchs is considered the most reliable pollsters in Israel and last April was the only one whose exit polls analysis matched the real election results.
According to Tuesday’s survey, Blue&White remains the largest party, with 37 seats, 4 more than they received in the September elections.
Likud also gets stronger, getting 33 seats compared with their September result of 31.
The Joint Arab List retains its 13 seats.
The decline on the right is marked by United Torah Judaism, which sinks to 7 seats, and Shas which gets only 6.
The New Right party headed by Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett receives 6 seats.
The Democratic Camp retains its 5 seats, as does Labor-Gesher.
But the right-wing union (Habayit Hayehudi), without Bennett and Shaked, does not pass the threshold vote.
The survey also found that 41% of respondents say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for Israel’s being forced to endure a third election, while only 5% believe that Blue&White chairman Benny Gantz is to blame. 26% of respondents believe the blame belongs with Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman, and 5% say no one is to blame.