Poll: Likud gains despite infiltrators crisis

Lead of ruling Likud party widens after PM announces, cancels deal with UN over illegal infiltrators.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Ballots for 2015 elections
Ballots for 2015 elections
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have surprised everyone twice when he announced an agreement with the UN which would have allowed thousands of illegal infiltrators to remain in Israel and then cancelled the agreement less than 24 hours later, but his handling of the issue has not hurt the Likud party, according to a new poll.

The Channel 10 poll, which was published Tuesday night, shows that if elections were held today the ruling Likud party would win 32 Knesset seats, up from 30 seats in the previous poll. The opposition Yesh Atid party would finish second with 21 seats.

The Joint Arab List would finish with 13 seats. The Zionist Union party would finish with 12 seats, and the Jewish Home party would finish with 10 seats.

The Kulanu and Meretz parties would each receive seven seats. Yisrael Beiteinu and United Torah Judaism would receive five seats. Shas and a new independent party led by MK Orly Levy-Abekasis would receive four Knesset seats each.