Poll: 43% back Bennett-Lapid coalition, but only 25% of Yamina voters approve


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Poll: 43% back Bennett-Lapid coalition, but only 25% of Yamina voters approve
Unity government seen as preferred choice over one led by Bennett and Netanyahu; two-thirds of New Hope voters want Sa’ar to enter coalition with ‘change bloc’
By TOI staff

Almost half of Israelis back a unity government jointly led by Yamina party chairman Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, according to a poll published Tuesday hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s midnight mandate to form a new government expired. The survey also indicated that should Israel go to fifth election it would likely remain gridlocked. Forty-three percent of respondents to the Channel 13 poll said they back a government that would see Bennett and Lapid rotate as prime minister, while a third backed a Bennett-Netanyahu coalition. The poll only gave those two coalitions as options. About a quarter of the respondents didn’t back either option.

Yamina voters, however, were not enthused about the prospect of teaming up with Lapid. Only 24% of the party’s voters supported joining a “change” government. Over half said they prefer Bennett join with Netanyahu, while a quarter opposed both options. Among supporters of Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party, which opposes joining a Netanyahu-led government, two-thirds backed a government of anti-Netanyahu parties, according to the survey.

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