Poll: Who Do Religious Israelis Vote For?

The vast majority of traditional, national-religious, and haredi Israelis prefer to vote for religious or haredi parties, the latest pre-elections poll reveals Tuesday. 

72% of respondents choose religious parties over secular parties, according to the 'Me'agar Mohot' Research Institute poll for the haredi Kol B'Rama radio station. 

In total, 30% are voting for Jewish Home (down from 38% in 2013), 13% for Shas (down from 24% in 2013), 16% for United Torah Judaism (up from 13% in 2013), and 13% for Yachad-Ha'am Itanu.

A full 19% of respondents would rather vote for the ruling party, Likud, and about one-tenth (9%) will vote for secular parties (including Yesh Atid, Labor, and Kulanu, among others). 

Kol B'Rama also asked respondents over their preferences for ministers and committee leaders.

55% of respondents prefer to see Ha'am Itanu chairman and former Interior Minister Eli Yishai return to the post, twice the number who would prefer to see Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri as Interior Minister (24%). 

A full 41% of respondents preferred MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) as chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee, more than double who prefer fellow UTJ MK Yaakov Litzman. Another 40% believed that the next Knesset speaker cannot be haredi. 

Overall, as well, the vast majority of respondents (78%) believe that women should be included in all Knesset lists, including in the haredi parties. Just 22% believe that adding women to haredi parties is not a critical issue. 

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191442

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