Category: Polls


Panels conducted a poll of 572 people with a 4.3% margin of error that was published in parts by both Maariv and the Jerusalem Post on March 24 2017. The poll was conducted on March 18 2017.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

28 [11] Yesh Atid
25 [30] Likud
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
10 [24] Zionist Union
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
06 [07] Shas
06 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
05 [05] Meretz

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

Additional Questions:

Question for new Yesh Atid voters: Who did the additional 17 seats that voted for Yesh Atid choose in last election?

8 seats are from the Zionst Union, 3 seats are from Kulanu, 2 seats are from Likud and the other 4 seats are divided up between the other lists.

Are you certain that you will vote for the party you chose in this poll?

Average of all parties: 86% Certain, 13% Not certain, 1% Don’t know
Yesh Atid Voters (lowest of all lists): 76% Certain, 23% Not certain, 1% Don’t know

Note: Among those who answered “very certain” the average of all lists was 45%. For Yesh Atid it was just 29%.

The following individuals are now outside the political system and some have declared that they intend to return to it to contend for the leadership of the State of Israel. To what extent, in your opinion, are each of the following personalities suited to be the Prime Minister of Israel?

Sa’ar: 43% Not worthy (23% Not worthy, 20% Not at all worthy) Worthy 39% (27% Worthy, 12% Very worthy), 18% Don’t know
Gantz: 44% Not worthy (21% Not worthy, 23% Not at all worthy) Worthy 37% (25% Worthy, 12% Very worthy), 19% Don’t know
Ashkenazi: 53% Not worthy (25% Not worthy, 28% Not at all worthy) Worthy 30% (22% Worthy, 8% Very worthy), 17% Don’t know
Ya’alon: 53% Not worthy (25% Not worthy, 28% Not at all worthy) Worthy 30% (22% Worthy, 8% Very worthy), 17% Don’t know

Are you pleased or not pleased with how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does his job as Prime Minister?

59% Not Pleased (26% Not Pleased, 33% Not pleased at all), 35% Pleased (26% Pleased, 9% Very pleased), 6% Don’t know

Of the following personalities who is most worthy to be Prime Minister?

29% None, 26% Netanyahu, 15% Lapid, 12% Don’t know, 6% Herzog, 5% Bennett, 4% Kahlon, 3% Liberman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that the fact coalition partners are not respecting coalition agreements and not supporting the closing of the IBC as enough of a reason to go to an election. Do you agree with Netanyahu’s position?

61% No, 21% Yes, 18% Don’t know

Do you think the IBC issue is the real reason behind Netanyahu’s statements or is it a spin to hide the real reasoning?

62% Spin, 27% Don’t know, 11% Real reason

Is the appointment of Geula Even-Sa’ar, Gideon Sa’ar’s wife, to the position of anchor for the main news broadcast of the IBC a worthy or not worthy appointment?

51% Worthy, 26% Don’t know, 23% Not worthy

What do you think should be done with the IBC?

33% Open it on April 30, 31% Don’t know, 20% Don’t open it at all, 16% Open it after replacing the current IBC leadership

Maagar Mochot conducted a scenario poll that included a new Yaalon-led-party that was broadcast by 103 FM Radio on March 22.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [11] Yesh Atid
24 [30] Likud
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
11 [24] Zionist Union
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
07 [07] Shas
06 [10] Kulanu
06 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
04 [05] Meretz

03 [–-] Yaalon Party (enough for 3 seats, but under 3.25% electoral threshold)

63 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition
54 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition
03 [–] Yaalon (under threshold)

Do you support or oppose early elections?

55% Oppose early elections, 24% Support early elections, 21% Don’t care

Midgam conducted a poll that was broadcast by the Knesset Channel on March 16.

Are you worried that the Pension Funds will not be able to last because the longevity of life for Israeli citizens is increasing?

65% Yes, 24% No, 11% Don’t know

Do you have or your spouse a pension fund?

48% Both of us do, 28% Just me, 9% Just my spouse, 8% Neither, 7% Don’t know

Are your worried that your personal pension fund will not be able to pay you what you deserve?

63% Yes, 27% No, 10% Don’t know

Would you prefer to manage your own pension fund or would you prefer to keep the current system?

43% Keep current system, 38% Manage myself, 19% Don’t know

Are you considering moving your pension fund to funds with lower management rates?

35% Think so, 29% Don’t know, 18% Think not, 10% For sure, 8% For sure not,

Should the state nationalize all pension funds and place all of them under full government ownership?

42% Yes, 30% No, 28% Don’t know

Do you feel calm when you think about your future as an old person in Israel?

44% Don’t know, 34% Not at all, 18% Sort of, 4% Yes

Old Dialog (HaMidgam Project + Stat-Net) conducted a poll that included a new Yaalon-led-party of 755 people that was broadcast by Channel 10 on March 17.
Current Knesset seats in [brackets]
26 [30] Likud
25 [11] Yesh Atid
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
10 [24] Zionist Union
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
07 [05] Meretz
06 [10] Kulanu
06 [07] Shas
00 [–-] Yaalon Party (2.5%, under the 3.25% electoral threshold)

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

34%: Decsion not final

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

Where would you position Moshe Yaalon on the spectrum of the political map?

41% Right, 23% Center, 19% Don’t know, 17% Left

Would you recommend to Yaalon that he run in his own party or join another party?

55% Join another party, 34% Don’t know, 11% Run by himself

Question for those who suggest he join another party: Who should he join?

32% Yesh Atid, 23% Kulanu, 18% Likud, 16% Zionist Union, 11% Don’t know

How will the inclusion of Moshe Yaalon on a party list influence your decision to vote for a political party in the next elections?

50% Won’t influence, 19% Don’t know, 16% Won’t want to vote for list, 15% Will want to vote for list

Did the State Comptroller Report harm the security standing of Yaalon?

44% Yes, 31% No, 25% Don’t know

What do you think of Yaalon’s conduct during the Elor Azaria Story?

38% Should not have voiced an opinion, 23% Did right thing in voicing his position, 20% Did right thing but should have moderated his position, 19% Don’t know

Midgam conducted a scenario poll with a new Yaalon-led-party on March 8-9 2017 with 500 people that had a 4.5% margin of error that was broadcast by Channel 1 on March 10.

Yaalon announced a new party last week, but has not yet chosen a party name, register as an official party or list any additional potential candidates.

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

26 [11] Yesh Atid
22 [30] Likud
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
11 [24] Zionist Union
11 [08] Bayit Yehudi
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [07] Shas
06 [05] Meretz
04 [–] Yaalon Party (3 of 4 seats are from right wing voters)

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

Smith conducted two polls on March 8 2017 with 500 people that had a 4.5% margin of error that was broadcast by Reshet Bet on March 10. The second poll includes a Yaalon party.
Current Knesset seats in [brackets]
26 [30] Likud
22 [11] Yesh Atid
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
12 [24] Zionist Union
07 [10] Kulanu
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [07] Shas
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [05] Meretz
00 [–] Yachad

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

*5% Refused to answer. 12% say their decision is not final (higher among 2015 Zionist Union and Kulanu voters). Yachad was polled and didn’t pass the threshold.

Scenario Poll #1: With Yaalon Party

Current Knesset seats in [brackets]

25 [30] Likud
20 [11] Yesh Atid
13 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
13 [08] Bayit Yehudi
11 [24] Zionist Union
07 [06] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ
07 [07] Shas
07 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
06 [10] Kulanu
06 [–] New Yaalon Party
05 [05] Meretz

71 [67] Current Right-Religious Coalition + Yaalon Party
49 [53] Current Center-Left-Arab Opposition

*Yaalon Party gets about 2 seats from Yesh Atid, Zionist Union and Meretz, and about a seat from Likud and Kulanu. Yaalon entering the race causes shifts among other party voters.

‘Old’ Dialog conducted a poll of 654 people that was published by Walla on March 8 2017.

Do you think that today in Israel a woman can be Prime Minister?

80% Yes

Jewish voters: 81% Yes, 13% No, 6% Don’t know
Non-Jews: 77% Yes, 23% No, 0% Don’t know

Of the following women who is the must suited to serve as Prime Minister?

28% None, 18% Livni, 14% Shaked, 14% Don’t know, 12% Yachimovich, 10% Regev, 4% Shapir

Jewish Voters: 30% None, 17% Shaked, 14% Livni, 13% Yachimovich, 12% Regev, 9% Don’t know, 5% Shapir
Non-Jews: 31% Livni

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

Do you believe Eitan Cabel when he says there was no deal with Shelly Yachimovich?

General Public: 68% No, 21% Don’t know, 11% Yes
Zionist Union Voters: 74% No, 14% Don’t know, 12% Yes

Is it legitimate in your eyes to form an agreement that is based on mutual support?

General Public: 41% Yes, 34% No, 25% Don’t know
Zionist Union Voters: 59% Yes, 24% No, 17% Don’t know

Did the publication of the deal and the tape harm MK Cabel?

General Public: 56% Yes, 25% Don’t know, 19% No,
Zionist Union Voters: 72% Yes, 14% No, 14% Don’t know

Among Zionist Union voters: Did the publication of the deal influence your decision over who to vote for in the primary?

38% Don’t know, 35% I won’t vote again, regardless of the deal, 18% I will vote again, the deal doesn’t matter, 9% I won’t vote again because of the deal

What grade do you give MK Cabel as Knesset Economy Committee Chairman?

30% Average, 29% Don’t know, 21% Bad, 20% Good

 

Teleseker conducted a poll of 600 people that was broadcast by the Channel 1 on March 1 2017. The poll was conducted after the Comptroller Report was released.

Who is the most responsible for the errors during Operation Protective Edge?

63% Politicians, 23% Don’t know, 14% Military

Who is the most responsible for the errors surrounding the tunnels?

34% Netanyahu, 29% No one responsible, 21% Yaalon, 10% Gantz, 6% Kochavi, 0% Don’t know

Who is your preferred candidate for Prime Minister?

31% Netanyahu, 27% Don’t know, 17% Lapid, 8% Bennett, 6% Liberman, 6% Herzog, 5% Yaalon

Will the report damage Yaalon’s political future?

50% Don’t know, 40% Yes, 10% No

Will the report damage Gantz’s political future?

50% Don’t know, 31% Yes, 19% No

Are we ready for next round (of war)?

49% No, 32% Yes, 19% Don’t know