Watan Al-Youm – AzAn opinion poll published by an official Hebrew channel showed that 37 percent of Israelis support the head of the “official camp” party, Benny Gantz, as prime minister, compared to 30 percent for its current head, leader of the “Likud” party, Benjamin Netanyahu.
For them, the street accepted the decision-making process, and began to work on it and improve performance until it satisfies the street and achieves the goal of state progress.
Here, the government moved its boys and its pens, attacked and demonized the Studies Center and the poll itself, until it came to one of the government’s writers to describe the center as having dementia. We eagerly await the next mid-April poll to see where the government has reached.
We return to the Israeli poll, which according to the Kanter Center stated:
The poll, conducted by the Israeli “Canter” Institute, for the Hebrew channel “Kan”, which is affiliated with the official broadcasting company, monitored the opinions of Israelis regarding the candidate who is closest to taking over the prime minister if new elections are held today.
According to the poll, this is the first time that Gantz has outperformed Netanyahu, who has become the third choice, as the head of the “There is a Future” party, opposition leader Yair Lapid, came second, with 32 percent.
The poll showed the decline of the right-wing bloc led by Netanyahu to 53 seats (64 currently), and the rise of the “center-left” led by Gantz and Lapid (without the Arab parties) to 56 seats, which qualifies him to form a government if the “Unified List” joins it (5 seats).
Regarding the distribution of these blocs in the Knesset (Parliament) if elections are held today, the poll revealed that the “Likud” party will retreat to 25 seats (out of 120 in the Knesset), compared to 32 seats in the current Knesset.
On the other hand, Gantz’s party will win 21 seats, up from 12 seats now, and Lapid’s party will win 22 seats, down from 24 seats now, and the “Religious Zionism / Jewish Power” alliance will get 11 seats (compared to 14 in the current Knesset).
While the religious “Shas” and “Torah Judaism” parties get 10 and 7 seats, respectively (their current representation is 11 and 7), and the “Israel Our Home” party led by Avigdor Lieberman gets 5 seats, down one seat from its current representation.
The Labor Party also gets 4 seats, which is the same as its current representation, and the left-wing “Meretz” party gets 4 seats, and it is not represented in the current Knesset, as it did not pass during the last elections the decisive threshold (3.25 percent of the vote).
With regard to the Arab parties, the “Unified List” party headed by Mansour Abbas will win 6 seats, an increase of one seat, while the “Arab Front for Change” coalition headed by Ayman Odeh will remain unchanged with 5 seats.
And last November, in light of political crises, Israel witnessed its fifth elections in less than four years, which resulted in the right-wing camp led by Netanyahu winning a majority (61 seats) to form the government.
Earlier Monday, Netanyahu announced the suspension of the “judicial reform” plan, pending understandings with the opposition, which accuses him of seeking to limit the powers of the Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority) and to control the judge appointment committee.
Here the difference appears quite clear between what is done in their kitchens of studies and polls and what is done with us. We await the figures of the mid-April poll.