Poll: Likud, Zionist Union fall hard

A new poll by the Midgam Institute on Friday revealed that the Knesset’s largest parties have dropped sharply, with Likud falling from its current 30 seats to just 25 mandates.

The poll, conducted for Yedioth Aharonoth, found that if elections were held today, the leftist Zionist Union would also take a hit, dropping from 24 seats to 18.

It would be tied by Yesh Atid, which leaps to 18 from the paltry 11 mandates it got in the last elections in March 2015. The Arab Joint List, currently the third largest party, remains steady at 13 seats.

Jewish Home for its part would jump from eight seats to 12, and Yisrael Beytenu also sees a slight boost from six seats to eight.

United Torah Judaism would get seven mandates, as would Kulanu, in a drop from the 10 mandates currently held by Moshe Kahlon’s new party.

Rounding out the list, Shas drops from seven to six mandates, while the radical leftist Meretz party comes in at five seats, maintaining its previous total.