The Likud has opened up a double-digit lead over its nearest challenger ahead of this year’s election, a new poll shows, as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu eyes a fifth term as premier.
According to the poll, conducted by Midgam on Sunday for Channel 12, if new elections were held today, the Likud would retain its 30 mandates, giving it a 12-seat lead over the Israel Resilience Party of former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
The joint ticket of the Israel Resilience Party and former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s Telem faction would win 18 seats, the poll projects, down from 21 seats in the prior Midgam poll.
Yesh Atid would win 12 seats, gaining one mandate over its current 11 seats, while the Labor party would plummet to just 10 seats. Labor, which ran on a joint ticket with Hatnuah in 2015, won a total of 24 seats in the previous election.
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