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Poll Shows Labor Winning over Likud if Election Were Held Now

A public opinion poll published here indicated that the Labor Alignment would score a decisive victory over Likud if Knesset elections were to be held now.

According to the survey by the Modi’in Ezrachi pollsters, published in Maariv last Friday, the Alignment would win an absolute majority of 61 seats in the 120-member Knesset to 37 seats for Likud. In theory, such a result would allow Labor to govern without coalition partners. Labor’s “natural” allies, Shulamit Aloni’s Civil Rights Movement and the Shinui Party, would win one seat and two seats, respectively, in elections now, according to the poll.

The poll found that the National Religious Party would lose one seat, reducing its Knesset mandate from six to five. The Aguda Israel Party would retain its four seats, Tami its three, and Tehiya three.