World Bulletin/News Desk
Nearly 60 percent of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lose the upcoming early election, a new survey has found.
The poll, conducted for The Jerusalem Post daily and its Hebrew sister newspaper, Ma’ariv Sof Hashavua, showed that nearly 60 percent of respondents said they don't want Netanyahu to remain prime minister after the vote.
Nearly 34 percent of respondents said they want Netanyahu to remain as prime minister, while 6 percent said they don't know, according to the survey.
The poll, which included 500 respondents, found that 64 percent of those asked believe that Israel's socioeconomic situation has worsened under Netanyahu's government, while 58 percent said the security situation has worsened.
Thirty-four percent of respondents said that economy will decided to which party they will vote, 30 percent cited security, 14 percent said social justice, 10 percent said matters of religion and state, 5 percent said Arab-Jewish relations and 2 percent said education and culture.
On Tuesday, Netanyahu called for holding early elections, citing difficulties leading the state with his current government.
The move came after Netanyahu dismissed two leading members of his cabinet – justice minister Tzipi Livni and finance minister Yair Lapid – prompting the collapse of his coalition government.
An opinion poll on Wednesday found that Netanyahu's Likud Party would likely win 22 seats in Israel's 120-seat parliament if snap elections were held.
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