Poll shows Shaked’s Yamina winning 5 seats, capable of giving Netanyahu a majority
A snap opinion poll published by Channel 12 showed that the Yamina party, whose leadership was publicly handed over by outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to his colleague Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday evening, would get five seats if elections were held now.
The survey, carried out on Wednesday via phone and internet among 505 eligible voters, had a 4.4 percent margin of error. Israeli election opinion polls frequently prove inaccurate and the Wednesday survey was taken before Bennett had formally announced he was quitting politics and transferring the Yamina leadership to Shaked.
Those results would give Netanyahu’s existing bloc of Likud, Religious Zionism, Shas and UTJ 58 seats in the 120-member Knesset. A partnership with Yamina would lift it to 63 — enabling Netanyahu to muster a majority coalition.