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Polls: 35-42 Knesset seats for Likud-Beiteinu

Survey reported on Channel 10 sees Netanyahu's unified list getting 35 Knesset seats, Labor 23 and Shas 14; Channel 2 poll gives Likud Beiteinu 42 mandates

Published: 10.28.12, 21:55 / Israel News

The first poll conducted after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he was joining forces with Yisrael Beiteinu shows that the joint Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu electoral list will receive 35 Knesset seats in the upcoming elections. Currently, the two parties have 42 seats put together.


According to the poll, reported by Channel 10, if elections were held today, the Labor would receive 23 Knesset seats, compared with its current eight. The third largest party would be Shas with 14 seats – three more than it currently has.


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The survey also showed that Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party would get 13 mandates; the National Union and Habayit Hayehudi – nine seats; and United Torah Judaism – six seats.


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In the bottom are Kadima with five seats, compared with its current 28; and Meretz with four – one more than it has now. According to the poll, Ehud Barak's Independence party is not expected to pass the election threshold. The Arab parties are slated to collectively win 11 Knesset seats.


The survey also showed that the Rightist bloc, consisting of the Likud-Beiteinu, Shas, United Torah Judaism and National Union-Habayit Hayehudi, will collectively get 64 Knesset seats.


The survey was conducted by the Midgam Project company under the supervision of Prof. Camil Fuchs.


Meanwhile, a survey reported by Channel 2 saw the joint Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list getting 42 Knesset seats; Labor – 23; Shas – 13; Yesh Atid – nine; Meretz – six; National Union-Habayit Hayehudi – five; United Torah Judaism – five; Kadima – three and Independence – three. According to the poll, the Arab parties would get 10 put together.




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