Support for opposition leader Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid party) and Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz has modestly increased since Israel entered a ceasefire agreement with Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, a new poll released on Sunday found.
The survey, taken by Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 12 and published Sunday evening, shows that if elections were held today, Lapid would receive 21 seats in the Knesset (Israel Parliament), an increase of four from the last election in March 2021.
A separate poll published by another broadcaster, Channel 13, found the Yesh Atid leader earning 22 mandates.
Meanwhile, the Channel 12 poll shows Gantz, who also serves as Israel’s Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister, earning 10 seats, two better than his previous election tally.
As for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the poll finds no change in popularity for the premier’s Likud party, which would again receive 30 seats just as in the last election.
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