New poll shows Bennett-Lapid government unpopular, but no other viable options

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New poll shows Bennett-Lapid government unpopular, but no other viable options
A plurality of Israelis prefer the former coalition to the current one, but new elections would only produce fresh deadlock
By TOI staff
5 December 2021

Some six months since the formation of a disparate eight-party ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a poll published by Channel 12 news Sunday showed that the current government is largely unpopular. But the survey also showed that there are precious few other options, as new elections would continue the parliamentary deadlock that plagued Israel for some two years and four elections. The poll showed that nearly twice as many Israelis prefer opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister to Bennett or Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

If elections were held today, 45 percent of respondents said that they would like the Likud chairman to be prime minister — compared to only 25% who would prefer Bennett, and 24% who would prefer Lapid. Bennett’s approval numbers may have been impacted by a public uproar over a recent overseas trip by his family, taken after Bennett recommended against travel in light of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

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