The latest poll conducted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, and published in the print edition of Ha’aretz on Thursday, December 1, 2011, shows that despite the latest wave of controversial bills the nationalist block is gaining strength.

According to the poll Netanyahu’s Likud and his senior coalition partner, Liberman’s Y.B., would both receive two additional seats. Opposition leader Livni’s Kadima continues its recent trend of dropping in the polls and would lose 11 seats. Yachimovich’s Labor is starting to drop from recent polls and dips under 20 seats for the first time since late August. Interior Minister Yishai’s Shas would drop two seats. A merged National Union and Jewish Home would become the sixth largest party with seven seats, and Meretz would be close behind with six seats after a gain of three.

The poll had a sample of 505 adults Israelis, and the statistical error was +/- 4.5 percentage points.

If elections held today (expressed in Knesset seats)

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [27] Likud
19 [08] Labor
17 [28] Kadima
17 [15] Yisrael Beitenu
09 [11] Shas
07 [07] National Union and Jewish Home
06 [03] Meretz
06 [05] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
05 [04] Hadash
05 [07] Ra’am, Ta’al and Balad
00 [05] Independence