The exit polls of the 2019 elections for the 21st Knesset show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the leading candidate to form the next government.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud – 36
Benny Gantz’s Blue and White – 37
Labor – 8
The Arab Hadash – Ta’al- 6
United Torah Judaism – 7
The United Right – 5
The New Right – 4, teetering on the verge of not passing the electoral threshold
Meretz – 5
Zehut – 0
Shas – 7
Kulanu – 5
The Arab Ra’am – Balad – 0
Yisrael Beiteinu – 4
(The numbers are based on Kan 11’s polls).
The main battle is between the right-wing bloc, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party, and between the center-left bloc, led by Benny Gantz and his Blue and White party.
The exit polls show that while Blue and White is the biggest party with one more seat in the Knesset, the Likud has bigger chances of establishing a coalition of 64 members, with a minority of 56 on the left.
It should be noted that the exit polls last elections in 2015 failed to predict the actual outcome of the elections.
Similarly, the exit polls do not take into consideration the soldiers’ votes, which are usually more to the right and can a boost to the right-wing parties.