Elections, Polls

Poll: Netanyahu bloc closing in on Gantz bloc

A poll published yesterday for Channel 13 show Netanyahu's bloc winning 54 seats and Gantz's bloc 61 - a bare majority.

An unlikely comeback? Prime Minister Netanyahu. (Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/POOL)

A poll published yesterday by Channel 13 and conducted by Dr. Ariel Ayalon shows the gap between Prime Minister Netanyahu's bloc and that of State Camp leader Gantz narrowing significantly, with the former getting 54 seats and the latter 61 (Hadash-Ta'al get the remaining five).

The increase in Netanyahu's bloc comes from Itamar Ben Gvir's Otzmah Yehudit party going from 9 to 12 seats, while an increase in two seats for Shas is cancelled out by an increase in 2 seats for Ra'am, and a decrease in one seat for Betzalel Smotrich's Religious Zionism party cancelled out by a decrease for Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu.

Both Labor and Meretz fail to pass the electoral threshold, as does Sa'ar's New Right.

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