The internet-based poll was conducted on Thursday, Feburary 2, 2012, and broadcast that evening. According to the poll, if elections were held today the nationalist camp would maintain the 65 seats they currently hold. The poll is the first conducted since Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated Moshe Feiglin in the Likud leadership race. The Likud’s 31 seats are more than double second placed Yisrael Beitenu and Labor. National Union seems to gain from Feiglin’s loss, and Meretz seems to gain from the buzz of their leadership race, while Shas seems to lose from additional negative press directed at Yishai, and Jewish Home, barely passes the threshold.


If elections were held today who would you vote for?
Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

31 [27] Likud
15 [15] Yisrael Beitenu
15 [08] Labor
14 [28] Kadima
11 [—] Yair Lapid Party
06 [04] National Union
06 [11] Shas
06 [03] Meretz
05 [05] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
03 [03] Balad
03 [04] Hadash
03 [04] Ra’am-Ta’al
02 [03] Jewish Home
00 [05] Independence