A poll carried out by Maariv Israeli newspaper revealed that the right-wing Jewish Home leader, Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett and former minister Gideon Sa’ar are the top choices of the Right and the general public to succeed current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the poll, 38% found Sa’ar fit to be prime minister, followed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon 32%, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon 30%, and Bennett with 26%. Among the Right, 42% said Bennett was fit to be prime minister. Sa’ar was deemed fit by 41%, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan by 32%, Kahlon and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked by 29%.
When the Maariv poll asked respondents whether they believed Netanyahu’s claim that his investigations will “amount to nothing because there isn’t anything,” 64% of Likud voters said yes, among the general public, however, only 31% agreed, Jpost added.