Smith conducted a poll that was published by Globes on Sept 24 2014.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [19] Likud

15 [12] Bayit Yehudi

14 [15] Labor

11 [19] Yesh Atid

10 [12] Yisrael Beitenu

09 [11] Shas

07 [07] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

07 [06] Meretz

06 [–] Kachhlon

05 [04] Hadash

04 [06] Movement

04 [04] Ra’am-Ta’al

03 [03] Balad

00 [02] Kadima


72 [61] Right-Religious

48 [59] Center-Left-Arab


Note: This poll was conducted according to the old 2% threshold, instead of the new 3.25% threshold.

Additional Questions:

Who are the ministers that you are most pleased with this year?

19% Economy Minister Bennett, 16% Finance Minister Lapid, 11% Interior Minister Saar, 10% Foreign Minister Liberman, 7% Defense Minister Yaalon, all other ministers 5% or less, 45% didn’t pick any minister.

Knesset Jeremy Analysis: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud once again finds itself at 25 seats. Economy Minister Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi is in second place with 15 seats. It should be noted that out of the nine polling companies Smith usually polls Bayit Yehudi the lowest. This is the first Smith poll that has Bayit Yehudi in second place by itself and not in a tie for second with Labor. Opposition Leader Herzog’s Labor is still ahead of Finance Minister Lapid’s Yesh Atid who has been gaining ground in last week or so. Foreign Minister Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu finishes in fifth place in this poll.

According to this poll Saar is the third most popular minister & Likud’s most popular minister. There is no doubt that will have an impact of Likud’s numbers in the short term. Consistency is most likely the reason behind Minister Bennett’s number 1 ranking among ministers.