This is the poll that many KnessetJeremy readers have been waiting for – extensive internal Shas polling.
Panels conducted a poll for Knesset Channel that was broadcast on Oct 6 2014.
Who is more suitable to lead Shas in next elections?
Shas voters: 39% Don’t know, 38% Yishai, 23% Deri
General public: 52% Don’t know, 33% Yishai, 15% Deri
Who represents the direction of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef?
Shas voters: 37% Don’t know, 26% Yishai, 27% Deri
Do you believe Deri’s statements that he wants Yishai in the leadership of Shas?
Shas voters: 44% No, 28% Don’t know, 28% Yes
General public: 63% No, 24% Don’t know, 13% Yes
Is there a place for Shas as a party following Rav Ovadia Yosef’s death?
General public: 43% No, 36% Yes, 21% Don’t know
From a diplomatic perspective where should Shas be on the political map?
Shas voters: 65% Right, 35% Left
What should be the main focus of Shas?
55% Poverty, 18% Yeshiva Students Draft, 15% Fighting Sephardi discrimination, 5% Diplomatic issues
Should Eli Yishai leave Shas and form a new party?
Shas voters: 89% No, 8% Don’t know, 3% Yes
Seats: Shas with Yishai as leader – 9 seats, Shas with Deri as leader – 7 seats.
With Yishai Shas is bigger than UTJ, with Deri Shas is smaller than UTJ.