Category: Polls


Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Feb 20 2017.

Who of the following personalities should lead the right wing if Benjamin Netanyahu is forced to resign?

General Public: 29% Saar, 19% None, 13% Bennett, 11% Don’t know, 8% Kahlon, 7% Liberman, 5% Katz, 5% Regev, 3% Hanegbi

Right-wing voters: 21% Bennett, 21% Saar, 15% None, 11% Liberman, 10% Don’t know 7% Katz, 6% Regev, 5% Kahlon, 4% Hanegbi

How would you define the Minister Tzachi Hanegbi: having independent views or “mouthpiece” of Prime Minister Netanyahu?

44% Mouthpiece, 35% Don’t know, 21% Independent Views

Following the appointment should Hanegbi voice independent views or support the Prime Minister?

62% Independent Views, 25% Support Prime Minister, 13% Don’t know

Is it correct on the part of Tzachi Hanegbi to accept the appointment of acting Communications Minister for the next three months?

32% Yes, 27% Yes but he should insist on a permanent appointment, 22% No he should not accept the position, 19% Don’t know

Is Tzachi Hanegbi is a candidate worthy or not worthy in your eyes for the leadership of the Likud?

General Public: 47% No, 30% Don’t know, 23% Yes

Likud Voters: 39% No, 37% Yes, 24% Don’t know

Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Feb 13 2017.

What grade do you give Issac Herzog as Opposition Chairman?

44% Bad, 33% Average, 13% Good, 10% Don’t know

Of the following candidates who do you think is most worthy to lead the Labor Party?

General Public: 27% Yachimovich, 22% None/Other, 17% Don’t know, 10% Peretz, 8% Herzog, 7% Cabel, 6% Margalit, 3% Gabai
Zionist Union Voters: 16% Other/None, 16% Yachimovich, 13% Peretz, 13% Herzog, 11% Margalit, 11% Gabai, 11% Don’t know, 9% Cabel

Should Herzog maintain the Zionist Union with the Livni Party?

General Public: 44% No, 33% Yes, 23% Don’t know
Zionist Union Voters: 42% Yes, 31% No, 27% Don’t know

Is Herzog correct when he attempts to place the Zionist Union in the center of the Israeli political map?

General Public: 44% Yes, 28% No, 28% Don’t know
Zionist Union Voters: 71% Yes, 20% No, 9% Don’t know

Do you think the efforts to enter Netanyahu’s Government hurt or helped Herzog’s standing?

55% Hurt, 25% Didn’t influence, 15% Don’t know, 5% Helped

Should Herzog join Yair Lapid in the next general elections?

General Public: 52% No, 28% Yes, 20% Don’t know
Zionist Union Voters: 44% Yes, 42% No, 14% Don’t know
Yesh Atid Voters: 49% No, 42% Yes, 9% Don’t know

Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Feb 6 2017.

Do you know what the reason was behind the strike in Jerusalem last week?

52% Yes, 48% No

Those who answered yes to Q1: Was Nir Barkat’s decision to strike for the right reasons?

50% No, 27% Yes, 23% Don’t know

Those who answered yes to Q1: Was the strike itself justified in your eyes?

57% No, 36% Yes, 7% Don’t know

What level of influence do you think the strike had on Barkat’s canidiacy for a spot on the Likud’s Knesset list?

General Public: 34% Don’t know, 26% No influence, 25% Hurt him, 15% Helped him
Likud Voters: 36% No influence, 26% Hurt him, 21% Don’t know, 17% Helped him

What grade do you give Nir Barkat as Jerusalem Mayor:

39% Good, 28% Average, 19% Don’t know, 14% Bad

Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Jan 30 2017.

What grade do you give Naftali Bennett as Chairman of the Bayit Yehudi?

40% Good, 31% Average, 21% Bad, 8% Don’t know

Should Naftali Bennett remain as the leader of Bayit Yehudi or should he join the Likud?

49% Bayit Yehudi, 26% Likud, 25% Don’t know

Likud voters: 52% Likud, 39% Bayit Yehudi, 9% Don’t know

Bayit Yehudi voters: 72% Bayit Yehudi, 20% Likud, 8% Don’t know

Should Bennett find a political alliance or should he remain as Chairman of Bayit Yehudi?

45% Bayit Yehudi, 28% Don’t know, 27% Alliance

Bayit Yehudi voters: 88% Bayit Yehudi, 8% Alliance, 4% Don’t know

Follow up question for those who answered “alliance”: Who should Bennett connect with?

32% Liberman, 28% Don’t know, 22% Kahlon, 18% Lapid

Did Naftali Bennett act with good intentions when he proposed the Amona deal?

35% Yes, 35% Don’t know, 30% No

Right-wing voters: 46% Yes, 32% Don’t know, 22% No

What do you think about Bennett’s conduct of taking the argument on the tunnels during Operation Protective Edge to the public agenda?

35% He should have waited for the official report, 27% Bennett was correct, 23% He should have stayed in the Security Cabinet, 15% Don’t know

What do you recommend Naftali Bennett should focus on?

60% Education Ministry, 16% Security-Diplomatic issues, 15% Economic-Social issues, 9% Don’t know

Panels conducted a poll that they released on Jan 30 2017 on their Facebook page.

Should Netanyahu go home?

Jan 30: 50% No, 37% Yes, 13% Don’t know
Jan 23: 46% No, 40% Yes, 14% Don’t know
Jan 15: 50% No, 38% Yes, 12% Don’t know
Jan 9: 45% No, 39% Yes, 16% Don’t know

Previous demographics here: https://knessetjeremy.com/2017/01/16/panels-poll-70-of-right-dont-want-netanyahu-to-go-home-82-of-left-do/

Panels conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Jan 23 2017.

Where would you place Yair Lapid on the political map?

77% Center, 13% Left, 6% Don’t know, 4% Right

Does Yair Lapid have concrete policy positions or does he adjust his statements based on public opinion?

64% Public opinion, 24% Concrete policy, 12% Don’t know

What is Yair Lapid’s position on the subject of two states for two peoples?

48% He is in favor of 2SS, 40% Don’t know, 12% He is against 2SS

What areas should Lapid focus his activity on?

67% Cost of living and other social issues, 10% Don’t know, 8% Government corruption, 8% Diplomatic issues, 7% Security issues

How should Yair Lapid act towards Netanyahu during the investigation?

52% Wait, 21% Don’t call on him to resign, 19% call on him to resign, 8% Don’t know

Did Lapid act correctly by signing on to the impeachment of Balad MK Basel Ghattas?

75% Yes, 11% No, 14% Don’t know

What do you think is the best path for Yair Lapid ahead of the next elections: Run as leader of Yesh Atid or connect to a bloc of center parties?

43% Run as leader of Yesh Atid, 34% Join a center bloc, 23% Don’t know

Question for 34% who answered that he should join a center bloc: Which party would you like to see Lapid connect with in the next elections?

34% Kulanu, 28% Zionist Union, 28% A new party led by Yaalon, 10% Don’t know

 

Panels conducted a series of polls on January 18th 2017 with 517 people that had a 4.3% margin of error. The poll was published by both the Jerusalem Post and Maariv on January 20th 2017. As always, I am providing additional data that did not make it in to the print for all you data geeks out there.

If elections were held today who would you vote for?

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [11] Yesh Atid

23 [30] Likud

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

13 [08] Bayit Yehudi

09 [24] Zionist Union

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

07 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [05] Meretz

65 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

55 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

 

Scenario Poll #1: Likud led by Naftali Bennett

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

29 [30] Likud led by Bennett

27 [11] Yesh Atid

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

09 [24] Zionist Union

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

07 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [05] Meretz

06 [08] Bayit Yehudi without Bennett

64 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

56 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Note #1: Placing Naftali Bennett at the head of Likud gives its best showing (29 seats) at the expense of the Bayit Yehudi (6 seats).

 

Scenario Poll #2: Yaalon as #2 in Yesh Atid

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

30 [11] Yesh Atid w/Yaalon as #2

23 [30] Likud

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

13 [08] Bayit Yehudi

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

07 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

06 [24] Zionist Union

06 [05] Meretz

65 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

55 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Note #2: 3 of 4 seats that Yesh Atid picks up is from Zionist Union.

Scenario Poll #3: Ashkenazi as #2 in Yesh Atid

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

27 [11] Yesh Atid w/Ashkenazi as #2

23 [30] Likud

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

12 [08] Bayit Yehudi

08 [24] Zionist Union

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

08 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [10] Kulanu

07 [07] Shas

07 [05] Meretz

65 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

55 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Note #3: Yesh Atid’s extra seat comes from the Zionist Union.

Scenario #4: New Yaalon Party

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

24 [11] Yesh Atid

23 [30] Likud

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

11 [08] Bayit Yehudi

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

08 [–] New Yaalon Party

07 [24] Zionist Union

07 [07] Shas

07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

06 [10] Kulanu

06 [05] Meretz

70 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition + Yaalon Party

50 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Note #4: Yaalon’s 8 seats come mostly from the center-left parties Yesh Atid (4) and Zioninst Union (2).

Scenario #5: Ashkenazi as leader of Labor

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

24 [30] Likud

22 [11] Yesh Atid

15 [24] Zionist Union led by Ashkenazi

13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List

11 [08] Bayit Yehudi

08 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

08 [06] Yisrael Beitenu

07 [07] Shas

06 [10] Kulanu

06 [05] Meretz

64 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition

56 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

Note #5: Only scenario with Zionist Union in double digits. Majority of votes is at the expense of Yesh Atid (4 seats).

Additional Questions:

If Prime Minister Netanyahu resigns and announces elections, of the following people who is most worthy to serve as Prime Minister?

22% None, 21% Lapid, 12% Bennett, 10% Don’t know, 7% Saar, 6% Yaalon, 4% Livni, 3% Liberman, 3% Erdan, 3% Kahlon, 3% Ashkeneazi, 3% Herzog, 2% Y. Katz

Note #6 – Right Voters:

25% None, 20% Bennett, 11% Lapid, 10% Don’t know, 9% Saar, 6% Erdan, 4% Liberman, 4% Kahlon, 4% Ashkenazi, 3% Y. Katz, 3% Yaalon, 1% Herzog, 0% Livni

Note #7 – Center Voters:

39% Lapid, 17% None, 9% Don’t know, 8% Saar, 6% Yaalon, 6% Herzog, 5% Livni, 4% Bennett, 2% Y. Katz, 1% Liberman, 1% Kahlon, 1% Ashkenazi, 0% Erdan

Note #8 – Left voters:

25% Lapid, 18% None, 16% Livni, 11% Yaalon, 10% Herzog, 9% Ashkenazi, 7% Don’t know, 4% Kahlon, 1% Saar, 0% Bennett, 0% Liberman, 0% Erdan, 0% Y. Katz

What if Prime Minister Netanyahu resigns from his party, who of the Likud Ministers in the past and present is most worthy to stand at the head of Likud?

18% Saar, 16% None, 16% Don’t know, 10% Erdan, 10% Yaalon, 9% Kahlon, 7% Y. Katz, 5% Edelstein, 4% Regev, 2% Dichter, 1% Elkin, 1% Levin, 1% Steinitz, 1% Hanegbi, 1% H. Katz, 1% Gamliel, 0% Akunis

Note #9 – Likud voters:

16% Erdan, 13% Saar, 13% Don’t know, 12% None, 10% Regev, 10% Y. Katz, 7% Kahlon, 6% Steinitz, 4% Edelstein, 4% Yaalon, 1% Dichter, 1% Hanegbi, 1% Akunis, 0% Elkin, 0% Levin, 0% H. Katz, 1% Gamliel

Do you think that the allegations towards Prime Minister Netanyahu are based [on something]?

57% Yes, 28% No, 15% Don’t know

One of the possibilities is that Benjamin Netanyahu will announce new elections where he will put himself up for the judgment of the court of public opinion that will decide if he is worthy or not worthy to serve as Prime Minister. If this happens the legal proceedings against him will end. Do you think a move like that is worthy or not worthy?

56% Not worthy, 27% Worthy, 17% Don’t know

Updated Note #10: The KJPA has been updated to include the poll: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/

Midgam conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on Jan 19 2017.

Do you believe that Donald Trump will support moves of applying Israeli sovereignty in the territories in places like Maale Adumim and Ariel?

48% Yes, 30% No, 22% Don’t know

Do you believe Donald Trump will move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem as he promised during the elections?

46% No, 41% Yes, 13% Don’t know

Do you believe that Donald Trump will act to cancel moves that were advanced by Obama on domestic policy such as healthcare?

53% Yes, 25% No, 22% Don’t know

Do you think that Donald Trump will be a good or bad president for the State of Israel?

62% Good, 22% Don’t know, 16% Bad

Will the relationship between Trump and Netanyahu be better, worse or the same as they were with Obama?

65% Better, 23% Same, 7% Don’t know, 5% Worse

Will Donald Trump advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians that will lead to two states for two peoples?

50% No, 33% Yes, 17% Don’t know

Will Donald Trump have a positive, negative or no influence over the global economy?

36% Positive, 24% No influence, 24% Negative, 16% Don’t know

What influence will Trump’s term have on the Israeli economy?

34% Positive, 33% No influence, 18% Negative, 15% Don’t know

The Knesset Channel broadcast a poll that was conducted by Panels on Jan 16 2017.

What grade would you give Moshe Kahlon as Finance Minister?

43% Average, 26% Good, 23% Bad, 8% Don’t know

Would you recommend that Kahlon return to the Likud?

49% No, 31% Yes, 20% Don’t know

Note #1: Right voters that answered yes 45%, Center voters that answered yes 22%, left voters that answered 11%.

In the case of an indictment against Netanyahu, should Kahlon pressure Netanyahu to resign?

47% No, 40% Yes, 13% Don’t know

If Netanyahu does not agree to Kahlon’s demand what should Kahlon do?

41% Leave the coalition, 38% Stay in the coalition, 21% Don’t know

Would you recommend that Kahlon go with Lapid?

49% No, 32% Yes, 19% Don’t know

Note #2: Right voters that answered yes 16%, Center voters that answered yes 51%, Left voters that answered yes 59%

Would you recommend Kahlon add another security figure to his list?

45% Yes, 28% No, 27% Don’t know

Channel 2 broadcast a poll of 600 people with a 4.4% margin of error that was conducted by Midgam on Jan 17 2017.

If elections were held today who would you vote for?

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [11] Yesh Atid
24 [30] Likud
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
12 [08] Bayit Yehudi
11 [24] Zionist Union
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [07] Shas
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
06 [05] Meretz

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

Additional Questions:

Do you believe Netanyahu’s version?

54% No, 28% Yes, 18% Don’t know

Should Netanyahu resign?

44% Yes, 43% No, 13% Don’t know

Who is best suited to be Prime Minister if Netanyahu resigns?

Don’t know/No opinion 43%, Lapid 17%, Bennett 10%, Saar 10%, Yaalon 6%, Herzog 6%, Erdan 5%, Katz 3%

Note #1: There was a mistake in one of the questions in the original post that Miguel pointed out. That mistake has now been corrected.

Note #2: Updated KnessetJeremy Polling Average – The Israeli Poll of Polls: https://knessetjeremy.com/knessetjeremy-polling-average-the-israeli-poll-of-polls/