Fri 08 Dec 2023 12:40 pm - Jerusalem Time
Poll: 51% of Israelis prefer Gantz over Netanyahu to head the government
An opinion poll conducted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that 51% of Israeli respondents believe that Benny Gantz is most suitable for prime minister, while 31% say that Benjamin Netanyahu is most suitable.
The poll showed that the opposition parties would obtain a parliamentary majority if the elections were held today, and they would collectively win 76 seats in the Knesset.
The poll also said that the ruling coalition parties - if the elections were held today - would collectively obtain only 44 seats.
The poll also showed that the official camp party led by Benny Gantz will increase its electoral strength from 12 seats to 38.
On the other hand, the poll said that the ruling Likud Party would lose its electoral popularity, falling from 32 seats to 20 if the elections were held today.
Last November, an opinion poll conducted by Maariv newspaper revealed that the strength of the ruling Likud Party had declined to 17 seats in the Knesset, and the strength of the party of Minister Benny Gantz in the Israeli emergency government had increased to 42 seats.
Netanyahu is facing a wave of sharp criticism, as many Israelis hold him responsible for the military and security failure in dealing with the Al-Aqsa Flood operation, which was launched by the Palestinian resistance led by the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), on the Israeli settlements around the Gaza Strip, on October 7. Last October.
Source: Israeli press