Category: Knesset


Panels conducted a poll of 555 people with an error rate of 4.3% that was published by Maariv & The Jerusalem Post on July 21 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

24 [30] Likud
22 [11] Yesh Atid
19 [24] Zionist Union
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
11 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
09 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
05 [07] Shas
05 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
05 [05] Meretz
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

63 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
57 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Additional Questions:

Do you think Netanyahu is a corrupt man?

48% Yes, 38% No, 14% Don’t know

Likud voters: 80% No, 12% Yes, 8% Don’t know

Do you believe Netanyahu’s version that he knew nothing of alleged corruption in connection to the government’s purchase of submarines from Germany?

55% No, 30% Yes, 15% Don’t know

Likud voters: 69% No, 20% Yes, 11% Don’t know

If Netanyahu is forced to resign, should Israel go to early elections?

53% Yes, 33% No, 14% Don’t know

Likud voters: 51% No, 35% Yes, 14% Don’t know
Right voters
: 47% No, 38% Yes, 15% Don’t know
Center Voters: 65% Yes
Left voters: 77% Yes

Does government’s agreement that Germany sell submarines to Egypt harm national security?

47% Yes, 30% Don’t know, 23% No

Likud voters: 43% Yes, 30% No, 27% Don’t know

Those who answered “yes“: Will this influence the way you vote in the next election?

49% Yes, 39% No, 12% Don’t know

Right voters: 45% Yes
Center voters: 34%  Yes
Left voters:  21% Yes

Who is most suited to be Prime Minister?

26% Netanyahu, 19% None, 14% Lapid, 12% Gabbai, 10% Don’t know, 8% Bennett, 8% Kahlon, 3% Liberman

The KnessetJeremyPollingAverage has been updated at this link: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/

On May 14, 2015, the 34th Government of the State of Israel received the confidence of the Knesset by a razor thin margin of 61-59. In that vote the 24 Zionist Union MKs voted against the appointment of Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay. Following his surprise upset victory in the Labor Party primary Gabbay will now lead the faction that led the vote against the launch of his political career.

Gabbay wasn’t elected to the 20th Knesset or to any previous Knesset. He is a rookie politician with little experience. His political experience can be summarized in one sentence: He worked on the Kulanu campaign and afterwards was appointed as a non-MK minister in Netanyahu’s government. Of the three portfolios that Kulanu received in 2015, he was given the least prestigious. Gabbay was one of the least known Israeli Ministers. He was left out of the great majority of public polling that measured Israel’s top ministers. There was only one public poll that measured the public opinion of all Israeli ministers. Panels conducted it for Maariv & The Jerusalem Post, and it was published on March 18, 2016. It measured the grade of each one of the 19 ministers at the time on a scale from 1 to 10 in terms of how well they did their job. Gabbay finished in the middle with a tie for 9th place and a 4.9 rating.

Many people only learned who Gabbay was when he resigned as minister on May 27, 2016, in protest of Yisrael Beitenu entering the coalition. Gabbay joined the Labor Party in late December, and less than six months later has just been elected to lead it. Gabbay defeated the entire establishment and party machine of the old guard. Gabbay closed the gap of a 1,746 vote deficit with the favorite, Amir Peretz, and defeated him by 1,346 votes. Of the 52,505 eligible primary voters, 30,998 voted in the first round and that number did not drop off in the second round with 30,916. Peretz only improved from 10,141 votes in the first round to 14,734 in the second round. Gabbay almost doubled his numbers from 8,395 votes in the first round to 16,080 votes in the second round.

Now the real questions start. Does Gabbay use his reserved slot in the next election to add his friend Moshe Yaalon, who opposes a two state solution, to the party? Can Gabbay maintain the existing alliance with Livni? Will Gabbay be able to successfully sabotage possible break-off attempts by various MKs? Will Herzog agree to stay on as Opposition Leader for the entire term or will he eventually leave over a future disagreement? If Herzog is removed as Opposition Leader, who replaces him? Will Gabbay be able to work together with Peretz? Despite the bad blood between them, would Kahlon agree to join a future Gabbay coalition? Would Lapid? Are this week’s favorable snap-poll results a sign of things to come or just a temporary artificial fluke? How will Gabbay manage to do all of that with such little political experience? Those questions will take time to answer.

We can start by exploring one question that we might be able to answer: How did Gabbay win?

Democratic primaries are a beautiful thing. It is a real pity that only three of the ten Knesset lists choose their leaders through primaries. Democratic primaries are the only system where each party member has an equal say in choosing their leadership and the direction of their party. It is also an unpredictable system where the entire leadership of a party can find themselves overthrown overnight. That is the reasoning of why seven of the ten Knesset lists object to the democratic primary system. The seasoned and experienced veteran can lose to the naïve and idealistic newcomer.

Amir Peretz is the most senior member of the Israeli Knesset, first elected to the Knesset in 1988. He emerged as the first round winner. For the second round Peretz picked up the endorsements of the first round’s third and fourth place finishers. Overall MK Peretz received endorsements from 10 MKs: Isaac Herzog, Erel Margalit, Merav Michaeli, Itzik Shmuli, Hilik Bar, Nachman Shai, Manuel Trajtenberg, Revital Swid, Eitan Broshi and Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin. Additionally, Peretz had the endorsements of Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn, Jewish National Fund Danny Atar and many other external interest groups. He was clearly the consensus establishment candidate.

Omer Barlev, who finished in fifth place in the first round, decided not to endorse either candidate. Tzipi Livni and her MKs Eyal Ben Reuven, Ksenia Svetlova, Yael Cohen Paran and Yoel Hasson did not endorse either.

Gabbay finished the first round with the backing of former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, a candidate who withdrew (Aviram Levin) and two MKs Michal Biran and Yossi Yonah. He picked up five MKs’ endorsements for the second round: Shelly Yachimovich, Eitan Cabel, Stav Shafir, Micky Rosenthal and Zouheir Bahloul.

Gabbay pulled out a victory despite not receiving the support of more than two thirds of the Zionist Union Faction MKs and failing to receive the endorsements of the failed first round candidates. How did Gabbay leapfrog over Peretz? Was it really his last-minute endorsements? His highest profile allies Shelly Yachimovich, Eitan Cabel and Stav Shafir spent a large portion of Election Day in the Knesset and not on the campaign trail. Was it an anti-Peretz sentiment? Most people thought Peretz was going to win.

Perhaps the answer is that Labor voters decided not to be disciplined and instead of falling in line voted against the Zionist Union that they had chosen 28 months beforehand. Perhaps the Labor voters were happy to vote for an outsider that is not responsible for the past, is perceived as a centrist, and had a mediocre 4.9 rating out of 10. Perhaps the Labor voter wanted to send a message to the entire establishment and machine that the vote was actually against them, even if that means that the vote was for someone who until recently served as a minister in the Netanyahu government they want to replace.

Perhaps the Labor party members are done with the old Labor Party that no longer represented them and that is why they voted for a new Labor Party.

 
The “KnessetJeremy Polling Average – The Israeli Poll of Polls” is currently averaging the seven most recent polls from July 2017: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/

Poll #1

Panels conducted a poll of 517 people with an error rate of 4.3% that was broadcast by Walla News on July 12 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [30] Likud
21 [11] Yesh Atid
19 [24] Zionist Union
12 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
12 [08] Bayit Yehudi
08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [10] Kulanu
06 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
05 [07] Shas
05 [05] Meretz
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

63 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
57 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Most suited for Prime Minister?

35% Netanyahu, 16% Don’t know, 16% Gabbay, 16% Lapid, 7% Bennett, 7% Kahlon, 3% Liberman

 

Poll #2

Geocartography conducted a poll that was broadcast by Kol Brama on July 12 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [30] Likud
21 [11] Yesh Atid
19 [24] Zionist Union
11 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
10 [08] Bayit Yehudi
09 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
08 [10] Kulanu
05 [05] Meretz
04 [07] Shas
04 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

64 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
56 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

The KnessetJeremyPollingAverage has been updated at this link: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/

Poll #1

Panel HaMidgam Project conducted a poll of 727 people (including 121 Arabs) that was broadcast by Channel 10 on July 11 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [30] Likud
24 [24] Zionist Union
16 [11] Yesh Atid
14 [08] Bayit Yehudi
08 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [10] Kulanu
06 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
05 [07] Shas
05 [05] Meretz
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

67 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
53 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Most suited for Prime Minister?

37% Netanyahu, 22% Don’t know, 14% Gabbay, 12% Lapid, 8% Bennett, 7% Liberman

One-on-one match-up for Prime Minister: Netanyahu or Gabbay?

51% Netanyahu, 25% Gabbay, 24% Don’t know

 

Poll #2

Midgam conducted a poll of 500 people with an error rate of 4.5% that was broadcast by Channel 2 on July 11 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [30] Likud
20 [24] Zionist Union
18 [11] Yesh Atid
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
08 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
06 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
05 [07] Shas
05 [05] Meretz
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

64 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
56 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Most suited for Prime Minister?

35% Don’t know, 34% Netanyahu, 13% Gabbay, 12% Lapid, 6% Bennett

The Updated KnessetJeremyPollingAverage has now been updated at this link: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/

Average of weekend polls with the two scenarios of Peretz or Gabbi at the head of the Zionist Union.

Party Peretz Avg Gabbi Avg 2015 Election
Likud 25.3 25 30
Yesh Atid 21 21.7 11
Zionist Union 16.7 16 24
Joint List 12.7 12.7 13
Bayit Yehudi 10.7 10.7 8
Kulanu 9.7 9.3 10
UTJ 6.7 6.6 6
Yisrael Beitenu 6 6 6
Shas 5.6 6 7
Meretz 5.6 6 5
Current Right-Religious Coalition 64 63.7 67
Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition 56 56.3 53

Poll #1 – Litzman

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on June 26 2017.

If the doctors who resigned do not return to work at Hadasa, would you advise Litzman to open a new department in Shari Tzedeck?

47% Yes, 32% No, 21% Don’t know

What side are you on?

46% Doctors who resigned, 29% Not on any side, 25% Hadasa & Health Ministry

What grade do you give Yaakov Litzman as Health Minister?

35% Good, 31% Average, 24% Bad, 10% Don’t know

What grade do you give Litzman on his handling of the doctor resignations at Hadasa?

38% Bad, 24% Average, 23% Good, 15% Don’t know

Should the doctors accept Litzman’s demand to go back to the way things were?

52% They should go back but not listen to Litzman’s demands, 21% Yes, 16% Don’t know, 11% No

Is Health Minister Litzman serving all Israelis or just Haredim?

50% Everyone, 35% Haredim, 15% Don’t know

Poll #2 – Kahlon

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on June 19 2017.

To what extent can Kahlon lower the housing prices?

53% Partial power, 27% No power, 15% Full power, 5% Don’t know

What grade do you give Moshe Kahlon as Finance Minister?

38% Average, 37% Good, 20% Bad, 5% Don’t know

Would you define Minister Kahlon’s policies as “Chevrati” (social)?

51% Yes, 34% No, 15% Don’t know

What do you think is Kahlon’s motive for his latest actions?

60% Political motives, 30% Concern for middle class & cost of living, 10% Don’t know

Do you see Kahlon as a worthy alternative to replace Netanyahu as Prime Minister?

65% No, 20% Yes, 15% Don’t know
Likud voters: 81% No, 13% Don’t know, 6% Yes

Poll #3 – Youth in Politics

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on June 8 2017.

Do you think the involvement of youth in politics can contribute to strengthening democracy?

92% Yes, 5% Don’t know, 3% No

Are you pleased with the activity of the young MKs?

43% Yes, 30% No, 17% Don’t know

If you could vote out MKs, who would you vote out?

61% MKs with seniority, 25% Don’t know, 14% New MKs

What is the main component that determines who you vote for?

40% Party Platform, 27% Party Leader, 23% Party List, 10% Don’t know

Are you for changing the electoral system where you rank your top 5 choices?

65% Yes, 19% Don’t know, 16% No

Should there be term limits for MKs, Ministers and Prime Ministers?

50% Yes, 15% Only for PM, 14% No, 13% Don’t know, 8% Only for Ministers

Poll #4 – Naor vs Shaked

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on June 5 2017.

Do you agree that the Supreme Court intervenes more than it should in Knesset decisions?

52% Yes, 35% No, 13% Don’t know

Do you agree with the bill that will have the Supreme Court chosen by the Knesset?

52% No, 32% Yes, 16% Don’t know

Is Minister Ayelet Shaked correct in her desire to change the system for selecting the Supreme Court President?

46% Yes, 33% No, 21% Don’t know

What grade do you give Miriam Naor as Supreme Court President?

42% Good, 27% Don’t know, 16% Bad, 15% Average

Is Minister Shaked overstepping and intervening in Supreme Court affairs?

51% No, 34% Yes, 15% Don’t know

Is Supreme Court President Naor correct in coming out publicly against Shaked?

33% No, 25% Yes but she should have been less harsh, 23% Yes, 19% Don’t know

How do you think the conflict in the media between Naor & Shaked affects the position of Supreme Court President?

49% Harms it, 23% Doesn’t affect it, 20% Don’t know 8% Strengthens it

Poll #5 – Trump Visit Aftermath

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 25 2017. It was conducted after the visit.

Will Trump’s visit advance the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians?

60% No, 29% Yes, 11% Don’t know

Will Trump’s visit create a regional conference summit?

50% Yes, 41% No, 9% Don’t know

Will Trump’s visit improve relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?

59% No, 33% Yes, 8% Don’t know

Will Trump’s visit advance the two state solution?

66% No, 25% Yes, 9% Don’t know

President Sisi said Trump can advance the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Is that statement based on something concrete?

56% No, 35% Yes, 9% Don’t know

Is the current government capable of making decisions that advance the peace process?

52% No, 35% Yes, 13% Don’t know

Poll #6 – Histadrut

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 18 2017.

Do you think there is a need today a worker’s union like the Histadrut?

75% Yes, 15% No, 10% Don’t know

Do you think the leaders of the Histadrut are acting in the interests of all members equally?

70% No, 18% Don’t know, 9% Yes, 3% They only help small guys

Do you think the Histadrut does enough for the poor sectors in society?

79% No, 14% Don’t know, 7% Yes

Do you think the Histadrut does enough for contracted workers?

71% No, 17% Don’t know, 12% Yes

Will the alliance between the Histadrut and the Finance Ministry harm the workers struggle for rights?

47% No, 30% Don’t know, 23% Yes

Did the Histadrut treat the IBA workers correctly?

42% No, 28% Don’t know, 17% Yes, 13% Pressed too hard

Are you a member of the Histadrut?

75% No, 25% Yes

Poll #7 – Trump Visit

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 15 2017.

Is Donald Trump a true friend of Israel?

69% Yes, 16% Don’t know, 15% No

Do you believe that Trump is determined to bring a diplomatic arrangement?

46% Yes, 33% Don’t know, 31% No

Do you think there is a chance that Trump manages to restart negotiations?

57% No, 37% Yes, 6% Don’t know

Do you believe that Netanyahu wants to reach a deal with the Palestinians?

55% No, 30% Yes, 15% Don’t know

Should Israel initiate moves or wait for Trump’s proposal?

47% Wait for Trump, 44% Take the initiative, 9% Don’t know

If Abbas agrees to negotiate without preconditions, what should Netanyahu do?

50% Negotiate, 41% Precondition of recognizing Israeli as Jewish State, 9% Don’t know

If Bayit Yehudi threatens to leave the coalition, what should Netanyahu do?

37% Form alternative coalition, 35% Call new elections, 28% Don’t know

Poll #8 – Religion & State

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 11 2017.

Do you support the monopoly of the Rabbinate on marriage and divorce?

57% No, 32% Yes, 11% Don’t know

Do you support the monopoly of the Rabbinate on Kashrut?

56% No, 32% Yes, 12% Don’t know

Do you believe the Haredi parties will leave coalition if laws are passed against the Sabbath?

58% No, 29% Yes, 15% Don’t know

Are you for conducting cultural and entertainment events on the Sabbath?

72% Yes, 21% No, 7% Don’t know

Are you for public transportation on the Sabbath in secular areas?

70% Yes, 24% No, 6% Don’t know

Are you for public transportation on the Sabbath in areas of poverty where people do not own cars?

71% Yes, 22% No, 7% Don’t know

Poll #9 – Foreign Policy

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 8 2017.

What grade do you give the Israeli Government on managing its foreign policy?

42% Good, 32% Average, 25% Bad, 1% Don’t know

How do you define Israel’s international standing?

59% Not good, 39% Good, 2% Don’t know

Should Israel sanction the UN because of UNESCO decision that Israel is occupying Jerusalem?

51% Yes, 32% No, 17% Don’t know

Should Israel show a tougher line at the UN?

53% No but make our position clear, 31% Yes, 9% No because we need to maintain relations, 7% Don’t know

Poll #10 – Coalition vs Opposition

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on May 4 2017.

Are you pleased with the Knesset during this term?

61% No, 23% Yes, 16% Don’t know

Is the behavior of some MKs harming the standing of the Knesset?

79% Yes, 12% Don’t know, 9% No

Are those who harm the standing of the Knesset from the coalition or the opposition?

57% Coalition, 22% Opposition, 21% Don’t know

Do statements by some MKs against the judicial system and attempts to limit the Supreme Court harm democracy?

50% Yes, 22% Strengthen, 19% Don’t influence, 9% Don’t know

How do you grade the opposition in terms of opposing government policies that are harming Israeli democracy and society?

60% Not good, 27% Good, 13% Don’t know

Is the opposition presenting an alternative that can replace the current government?

68% No, 24% Yes, 8% Don’t know

Are the attempts by the coalition to limit the freedom of the press a danger to democracy?

45% Yes, 28% No influence, 18% No, 9% Don’t know

Poll #11 – Holocaust

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on April 20 2017.

Do you think the world learns enough about the Holocaust?

73% No, 15% Don’t know, 12% Yes

Should we be concerned about global antisemitism?

83% Yes, 10% No, 7% Don’t know

Is the creation of the State of Israel a protective wall for all Jews around the world?

72% Yes, 19% No, 9% Don’t know

Should Israel intervene in the Syrian genocide?

56% Yes, 34% No, 10% Don’t know

Poll #12 – Entitlements

Midgam conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on April 6 2017.

Does Israel do enough to help the weak in society?

85% No, 9% Yes, 6% Don’t know

Has the Finance Minister fulfilled his campaign promise to help the weak?

78% No, 12% Don’t know, 10% Yes

Should the disabled be paid welfare at the same level as minimum wage?

81% Yes, 11% Don’t know, 8% No

Is the help the State gives single mothers enough?

58% No, 27% Don’t know, 12% Yes, 3% They give them too much

Should there be a cap for company executive’s salary?

77% Yes, 14% No, 9% Don’t know

Will cutting the work week improve the quality of life?

77% Yes, 16% No, 7% Don’t know

Will cutting the work week improve the productivity of the economy?

48% Yes, 27% No influence, 14% Don’t know, 11% No

Poll #13 – Regev

Panels conducted a poll for the Knesset Channel that was broadcast on April 3 2017.

Is Miri Regev correct in her demand not to support cultural institutions that harm the State?

63% Yes, 33% No, 4% Don’t know
Likud voters: 82% Yes, 16% No, 2% Don’t know

What grade do you give Miri Regev as Culture & Sport Minister?

39% Bad, 31% Good, 25% Average, 5% Don’t know

Does Regev represent people like you?

66% No, 29% Yes, 5% Don’t know
Likud voters: 73% Yes, 25% No, 2% Don’t know

Is Regev correct that Sephardim are discriminated against?

46% No, 45% Yes, 9% Don’t know

What is not right with Regev’s conduct?

42% Style, 21% Content, 17% Nothing wrong
Likud voters: 42% Nothing wrong, 30% Style, 18% Content

Does it help Regev to stand by Netanyahu’s side?

42% Yes, 22% No, 18% Doesn’t matter
Likud voters: 72% Yes, 12% No, 11% Doesn’t matter

 

Poll #1

Panels conducted two scenario polls with 557 people and a 4.3% error rate for Maariv that was published on July 7 2017. In one poll Peretz was at the head of the Zionist Union. In the second poll Gabbai was. The poll was conducted on July 5.

Scenario #1: Zionist Union with Peretz

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [30] Likud
20 [11] Yesh Atid
17 [24] Zionist Union with Peretz
12 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
12 [08] Bayit Yehudi
09 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
06 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [05] Meretz
05 [07] Shas
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

65 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
55 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Scenario #2: Zionist Union with Gabbai

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [30] Likud
21 [11] Yesh Atid
16 [24] Zionist Union with Gabbai
12 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
12 [08] Bayit Yehudi
08 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [05] Meretz
06 [07] Shas
06 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

64 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
56 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Who is most suited to serve as Prime Minister?

29% Don’t know, 28% Netanyahu, 14% Lapid, 7% Peretz, 6% Bennett, 5% Gabbi, 5% Kahlon, 3% Liberman, 3% Yaalon

Poll #2

Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on July 3rd.

What grade do you give Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister?

35% Average, 33% Good, 22% Bad, 10% Don’t know

How would you define Liberman on the political spectrum?

31% Right, 26% Moderate Right, 19% Center, 16% Don’t know, 6% Moderate Left, 2% Left

Are you pleased with Liberman’s conduct during the conversion bill debate?

43% No, 32% Don’t know, 25% Yes

Has Liberman’s opposition within the government towards the right wing coalition partners helped him?

38% Harmed him, 34% Helped him, 28% Don’t know
Right voters: 52% Harmed him, 29% Helped him, 19% Don’t know

Would you advise Liberman to stay in Yisrael Beitenu or merge with another party?

45% Stay in Yisrael Beitenu, 31% Don’t know, 24% Merge with another party

Of those who said he should merge with another party – which party?

33% Likud, 25% Yesh Atid, 17% Don’t know, 15% Kulanu, 10% Labor
Likud voters: 48% Likud, 17% Yesh Atid, 18% Don’t know, 10% Kulanu, 7% Labor

Poll 1 of 3

IPanel conducted a poll for Kan/Channel 1 that was broadcast on July 5 2017.

If you had the right to vote in Labor primary – who would you vote for?

51% None, 25% Gabbi, 23% Peretz

#1 Who is most suited to be Prime Minister?

38% None, 28% Netanyahu, 19% Lapid, 9% Bennett, 6% Peretz

#2 Who is most suited to be Prime Minister?

30% None, 29% Netanyahu, 19% Lapid, 10% Bennett, 11% Gabbai

 

 

Poll 2 of 3

Midgam conducted two scenario polls with 500 people for Channel 2 that was broadcast on July 5 2017. In one poll Peretz was at the head of the Zionist Union. In the second poll Gabbai was.

Scenario #1: Zionist Union with Peretz

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [30] Likud

20 [11] Yesh Atid

15 [24] Zionist Union with Peretz

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

10 [10] Kulanu

09 [08] Bayit Yehudi

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

06 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

06 [05] Meretz

05 [07] Shas

00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

 

66 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

54 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

 

Scenario #2: Zionist Union with Gabbai

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

28 [30] Likud

21 [11] Yesh Atid

14 [24] Zionist Union with Gabbai

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

11 [10] Kulanu

09 [08] Bayit Yehudi

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

06 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

06 [05] Meretz

05 [07] Shas

00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

 

66 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

54 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

 

 

Poll 3 of 3

HaMidgam Project conducted two scenario polls with 722 people for Walla that was broadcast on July 5 2017. In one poll Peretz was at the head of the Zionist Union. In the second poll Gabbai was.

Scenario #1: Zionist Union with Peretz

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

23 [11] Yesh Atid

21 [30] Likud

18 [24] Zionist Union with Peretz

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

11 [08] Bayit Yehudi

10 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

05 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

05 [05] Meretz

00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

 

61 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

59 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

 

Scenario #2: Zionist Union with Gabbai

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

23 [11] Yesh Atid

22 [30] Likud

18 [24] Zionist Union with Gabbai

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

11 [08] Bayit Yehudi

09 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

05 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

05 [05] Meretz

00 [–-] Yaalon, Yachad, Zehut (as other)

 

61 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

59 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Panels conducted a poll of 507 people with a 4.4% margin of error on June 11 2017 that was broadcast on June 12 2017 by the Knesset Channel.

What grade would you give Naftali Bennett as Minister of Education?

41% Good, 27% Average, 25% Bad, 7% Don’t know

Are you in favor or against the policy of the Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett, to add the contents of national heritage and Judaism into the education system?

49% In favor, 39% Oppose, 12% Don’t know

Do you agree or disagree with the ethical code for higher education institutions?

58% Agree, 34% Disagree, 8% Don’t know

Do you think that the very existence of a code of ethics constitutes or does not constitute a violation of the academic freedom of higher education institutions?

45% Does not violate academic freedom, 39% Violates academic freedom, 16% Don’t know

Should political activity be prevented in universities, both by students and by faculty?

45% Yes, 42% No, 13% Don’t know

What do you think is the real motivation for writing the ethical code for higher education?

43% Political motives of Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, 42% Concern for students who can be hurt by biased political lecturers, 15% Don’t know

What do you think will be the fate of the ethical code for higher education?

42% Won’t pass, 34% Don’t know, 24% Will pass

 

 

 

Midgam conducted a poll that was broadcast by Channel 2 on May 26 2017.
In addition they ran a scenario poll with Ehud Barak at the head of the Zionist Union.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

30 [30] Likud
22 [11] Yesh Atid
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
12 [24] Zionist Union
09 [08] Bayit Yehudi
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [07] Shas
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [05] Meretz
00 [–] Yaalon Party

67 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
53 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Scenario Poll with former Prime Minister Ehud Barak leading the Zionist Union

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [30] Likud
21 [11] Yesh Atid
15 [24] Zionist Union under Barak
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
09 [08] Bayit Yehudi
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [07] Shas
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
05 [05] Meretz
00 [–] Yaalon Party

66 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
54 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Additional Questions:

Of following candidates who is most suited to serve as Prime Minister?

35% Netanyahu, 27% Don’t know, 14% Lapid, 9% Barak, 6% Yaalon, 5% Bennett, 4% Herzog

Are you for a peace deal that is based on 2 states for 2 peoples along 67 borders while maintaining large settlement blocs?

47% Yes, 39% No, 14% Don’t know

Note #1: New look for “KnessetJeremy Polling Average” – The KJPA next to 2017 AVG, 2016 AVG, All Polls & 2015 Election results: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/