Panels conducted a poll of 511 people with a 4.3% margin of error for Maariv & The Jerusalem Post that was published on March 18 2016

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [30] Likud

21 [11] Yesh Atid

15 [24] Zionist Union

12 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

12 [08] Bayit Yehudi

09 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

06 [10] Kulanu

06 [07] Shas

06 [05] Meretz

66 [67] Right-Religious

54 [53] Center-Left-Arab

Additional Questions:

On a scale of 1 (bad) to 10 (very good), what grade to you give each minister on the way they do their job?

6.4 Health Minister Litzman (UTJ)

5.8 Transportation Minister Y. Katz (Likud)

5.7 Justice Minister Shaked (Bayit Yehudi)

5.4 Education Minister Bennett (Bayit Yehudi)

5.4 Defense Minister Yaalon (Likud)

5.2 Finance Minister Kahlon (Kulanu)

5.2 Homeland Security Minister Erdan (Likud)

5.0 Culture & Sports Minister Regev (Likud)

4.9 Environment Minister Gabai (Kulanu)

4.9 Social Equality Minister Gamliel (Likud)

4.8 Immigration & Absorption Minister Elkin (Likud)

4.7 Tourism Minister Levin (Likud)

4.7 Science & Technology Minister Akunis (Likud)

4.6 Welfare Minister C. Katz (Likud)

4.5 Energy & Water Minister Steinitz (Likud)

4.5 Housing Minister Galant (Kulanu)

4.2 Agriculture Minister Ariel (Bayit Yehudi)

4.1 Religious Services Minister Azulouy (Shas)

4.1 Interior Minister Deri (Shas)

Benjamin Netanyahu numbers: 4.6 as Prime Minister, 4.1 as Foreign Minister, 3.9 as Communications Minister, 3.9 as Economy Minister and 3.8 Regional Cooperation Minister

Who would you vote for if there was an head to head direct election for Prime Minister of Israel?

56% Netanyahu, 25% Herzog, 19% Don’t Know

49% Netanyahu, 23% Liberman, 28% Don’t Know

47% Netanyahu, 36% Lapid, 17% Don’t Know

44% Netanyahu, 30% Ashkenazi, 26% Don’t Know

40% Netanyahu, 29% Bennett, 31% Don’t Know

If Clinton & Trump are the nominees for President of the United States, which one would you like to see in the White House?

45% Clinton, 33% Trump, 22% Don’t Know

Note #1: Among right-wing voters – 44% Trump, 32% Clinton

Do you think Herzog should join a national unity government led by Netanyahu?

65% No, 21% Yes, 14% Don’t Know

Do you think Lapid should join a national unity government led by Netanyahu?

53% No, 36% Yes, 11% Don’t Know

Do you regret your vote from one year ago?

78% No, 17% Yes, 5% Don’t Know

Note #1: Voters most regretted voting for Kulanu. 2nd place is Joint List and 3rd place is the Zionist Union. Yisrael Beitenu is 4th, Likud 5th, Shas 6th, Bayit Yehudi 7th, Yesh Atid 8th, Meretz 9th and UTJ 10th.

Note #2: 17% of Likud voters (the average of all ten parties) regretted their vote. 6% would vote today for Bennett, 6% for Lapid & 5% for Liberman.

Note #3: Yesh Atid’s growth includes 36% of Kulanu voters, 19% of Zionist Union voters, 9% of Meretz voters and 5% of Yisrael Beitenu voters.

Do you think that Netanyahu holding on to the Communications portfolio and his policies are a danger for democracy and freedom of expression?

40% Yes, 29% No because they have no impact, 13% No because I agree with his policies

Note #1: 21% of Likud voters answered yes.

What grade do you give Herzog as Opposition Leader from 1 to 10?

3.5

Is Culture & Sports Minister Regev advancing Sephardi Jews or harming them?

31% Harming, 27% Advancing

Note #1: Among Likud voters – 38% Advancing, 18% Harming

Note #2: Among Sephardi voters – 38% Advancing, 28% Harming

Note #3: Among Ashkenazi voters – 31% Harming, 25% Advancing

Is there an alternative to Netanyahu as Prime Minister?

46% Yes, 41% No, 13% Don’t Know

Note #1: Among Right voters – 53% No, 36% Yes

Note #2: Among Center voters – 60% Yes, 27% No

Note #3: Among Left voters – 75% Yes, 16% No

Note #4: Among Likud voters – 70% No, 23% Yes

When Netanyahu retires, who should replace him as Likud leader?

20% Saar, 11% Yaalon, 11% Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, 9% Erdan, 7% Y. Katz

Note #1: Among Likud voters – 18% Saar, 15% Erdan, 11% Yaalon, 9% Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, 8% Y. Katz

 

 

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