An interesting scenario poll that asked potential voters which party they would vote for if the leaders of the tent movement formed a party compared to a poll without the tent movement party paints a clear picture of which voters are supporting the housing protest. According to the poll the Tent Party would receive 16 of its 20 seats from the left wing parties, four seats from Likud and none from the other nationalistic parties. The poll presents the Tent Party as the second biggest party in Israel behind Likud and shows Israeli liberals’ frustration with their current parties and leaders. The right maintains a majority whether the fictional party is created or not (63 vs 67).

Telephone poll of 500 adult Israelis carried out by Smith Institute for Globes and The Jerusalem Post on 1 August, 2011 and published 3 August, 2011.

If elections held today (expressed in Knesset seats) Current Knesset seats in [brackets].

25 19 [28] Kadima
26 22 [27] Likud
15 15 [15] Yisrael Beitenu
12 12 [11] Shas
11 07 [08] Labor
06 06 [05] Yahadut Hatorah/ UTJ
05 05 [04] National Union
04 00 [03] Meretz
03 03 [03] Jewish Home/NRP
11 11 [11] Arab parties
02 00 [00] Green party
00 00 [05] Independence (Ehud Barak)
— 20 [—] Social Economic Party led by the current leaders of the housing protests

Will the next election be advanced from its current date of October 22, 2013, due to the protests and the expected United Nations General Assembly vote on a Palestinian state next month?: No 50% Yes 29% No opinion 21%

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