Dialogue conducted a poll for Haaretz of 520 people, with a 4.3% margin of error on July 9th 2014 under the supervision of pollster Kamil Fox. He also took out a scenario poll in the case that Kachalon starts a party.

Poll 1: Knesset Parties as they are today

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [20] Likud

16 [12] Bayit Yehudi

15 [15] Labor

14 [11] Yisrael Beitenu

13 [19] Yesh Atid

10 [06] Meretz

07 [11] Shas

07 [07] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

05 [04] Ra’am-Ta’al

04 [06] Movement

04 [04] Hadash

00 [03] Balad

00 [02] Kadima

69 [61] Right-Religious

51 [59] Center-Left-Arab

Knesset Jeremy Analysis: Right-religious block of 69 seats is remarkable showing for Prime Minister Netanyahu & his right wing allies Foreign Minister Liberman and Economy Minister Bennett. The three right-wing parties gain 12 seats.

Poll #2: Scenario with Kachalon Party

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

21 [20] Likud

16 [12] Bayit Yehudi

15 [–] Kachalon Party

13 [15] Labor

12 [11] Yisrael Beitenu

11 [19] Yesh Atid

09 [06] Meretz

07 [11] Shas

07 [07] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

05 [04] Ra’am-Ta’al

04 [04] Hadash

00 [06] Movement

00 [03] Balad

00 [02] Kadima

78 [61] Right-Religious-Kachalon

42 [59] Center-Left-Arab

Knesset Jeremy Analysis: In this scenario poll the Right-religious-Kachalon block grows from 69 seats to 78 seats. Kachalon becomes the third largest party taking for Likud & Yisrael Beitenu, but more importantly taking seats from Labor, Yesh Atid, Meretz & throwing Livni’s party under the new 3.25% threshold. This is an obvious nightmare scenario for the center-left bloc.

Additional Questions:

What motivated Foreign Minister Liberman to split away from the Likud?

45% Personal political motives, 35% Principled motives, 20% Don’t know

Are you pleased or not pleased with the following public figures?

Defense Minister Yaalon: 57% Pleased, 26% Not pleased
Prime Minister Netanyahu: 40% Pleased, 50% Not pleased
Foreign Minister Liberman: 31% Pleased, 56% Not pleased
Finance Minister Lapid: 26% Pleased, 61% Not pleased
Knesset Jeremy Analysis: Based on Haaretz’s last poll, Yaalon gained 3% in favorability and improved on his unfavorable numbers by 7%. Liberman’s favorability dropped 10% & his unfavorable numbers increased by 6%. Lapid & Netanyahu stayed pretty steady compared to the last poll. The other coalition factors Bennett & Livni were not polled.

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