Another Poll Shows Netanyahu’s Likud Party Rising

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a conference at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Netanyahu said President Donald Trump "bound himself forever" to the history of Jerusalem by recognizing the city as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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The Times of Israel reports: A TV poll Tuesday indicated that the Likud party is gaining public support, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s flip-flop on an asylum seeker resettlement deal with the UN’s refugee agency.

The Channel 10 survey predicted that the ruling faction would receive 32 seats in the Knesset (two more than its current total) if elections were held today. The next largest party would be Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid with 21 seats (now 11) followed by the Joint (Arab) List with 13 seats (now also 13)

The Zionist Union, which currently leads the opposition with 24 seats, would collapse to 12, according to the Channel 10 poll. Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party would rise to 10 seats (8), Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu would drop to 7 (10) and Meretz with its new chairwoman Tamar Zandberg would jump to 7 (5).

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