Channel 13 News on Friday evening published its final poll ahead of the elections to the 22nd Knesset which will take place on Tuesday.
Election laws in Israel forbid the publication of polls in the final three days before voting.
The Channel 13 poll finds that if elections were held today, the Likud and Blue and White parties would receive the same number of seats – 32 each.
The third largest party would be the Joint List with 12 seats, followed by Yamina and Yisrael Beytenu, each of which has 9 seats.
United Torah Judaism has 7 seats according to this poll, Shas has 6, and the Democratic Union has 5.
Labor-Gesher has just 4 seats. Otzma Yehudit would pass the electoral threshold according to this poll, with 4 seats as well.
In terms of blocs, the right-wing bloc without Yisrael Beytenu has grown by one seat and now stands at 58 seats, compared to 53 seats for the left-center bloc.
The poll also found that 46% of respondents think that Binyamin Netanyahu is better suited to serve as Prime Minister, compared to 31% who think Benny Gantz is the most suitable candidate. 14% think neither of them are suitable.
The poll is largely in line with a Channel 12 News poll released on Friday, which also found that the Likud and Blue and White both have 32 seats.
That poll found that the right-wing-haredi bloc has 59 seats, while the left-center bloc has 43 seats and as many as 53 seats when the Joint List is included in the bloc. Yisrael Beytenu, which wins 8 seats in the Channel 12 poll, looks like it once again will be the deciding factor on who forms the next coalition.
Please note: Final Channel 12 poll
A final poll released on Friday evening by Channel 12 News and the Midgam Institute ahead of Tuesday’s election finds that the right-wing bloc does not reach 61 seats without Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party.
The Likud party gains strengths from previous polls and wins 32 seats, as does the Blue and White party. The Joint List has 10 seats. Yamina and United Torah Judaism each win 8 seats. Yisrael Beytenu continues its downward trend and it, too, has 8 seats in this poll.
Shas has 7 seats, the Democratic Union retains its power with 6, and Amir Peretz and Orly Levy-Abekasis Labor-Gesher wins 5 seats. Otzma Yehudit passes the electoral threshold in this poll and achieves 4 seats.
The right-wing bloc has 44 seats and together with the haredi parties reaches 59 seats. The left-center bloc has 43 seats and as many as 53 seats when the Joint List is included in the bloc.
On the question of who is most fit to serve as Prime Minister, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu still leads Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz with 41% of respondents saying Netanyahu is most suitable for the position. 31% said Gantz is most suited for the job.
56% of voters (72% define themselves as right-wing voters) believe that the next Prime Minister will be Binyamin Netanyahu. 21% believe that Gantz will head the government. Only 5% believe that someone else from the Likud will eventually form the government and 2% believe that Liberman will be Prime Minister.