51 percent of public wants government with Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid, and without Haredis
A full 51 percent of the public want a coalition government composed of Likud-Beitenu (31 MKs), Yesh Atid (19), Habayit Hayehudi (12), Tzipi Livni's The Movement (6) and Kadima (2), according to a new Ma'agar Hamochot survey presented on Monday on a Channel 10 program.I only wish to note that the agreement made between the Likud and Livni's Movement party is not something I'm happy about, and even some of the pollees probably aren't either, because of how getting the justice ministry could provide her with the chance to corrupt everything. Giving her main responsibility over "peace talks" could also spell trouble, and that's why Bayit Yehudi, Yesh Atid and even Kadima in its reduced state under Shaul Mofaz would rather the whole agreement be changed. And that's another reason why the 3 have agreed to enter the government together. Some more commentary over here.
According to the survey, only 35% of the public support letting the Haredi parties join the new government in place of Yair Lapid's party.
A full 76% do not want new elections and prefer the new government be established based on the current Knesset's makeup.
Other than that, I'm quite fine with the opinion that the Haredi parties have to be reined in with their ghetto mentality that's hurting the country. Speaking of which, United Torah Judaism has announced they oppose any change to the status for Yeshiva students:
The senior leadership of the United Torah Judaism party made clear to the Likud negotiating team on Thursday that it completely opposes any change to the status of haredi yeshiva students and their ability to remain in full-time study. [...]Well if that's how it's going to be, then they've provided one more reason why they don't deserve welfare at taxpayers' expense. They do not deserve to be in the coalition. A message must be sent to them why we've had it with their fleecing.
The Ashkenazi haredi party remains opposed to any new legislation on the issue that does not preserve the right of haredi males to study full time in yeshiva and thereby receive an exemption from military service.