First Postelection Poll: Plenković Overtakes President to Become the Most Popular Politician

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HDZ has 3 percent more support than SDP.

The monthly Crodemoskop poll conducted by Promocija Plus between 3 and 5 October is the first poll after the recent parliamentary elections, reports Jutarnji List on October 10, 2016.

HDZ is the most popular political party (30.6 percent), followed by SDP (27.0 percent), MOST (10.8 percent), and Živi Zid (5.4 percent). Among smaller parties, HNS has the support of 2.8 percent of voters, followed by HSS (2.0 percent), HDSSB (1.8 percent), Bandić Milan 365 (1.7 percent), IDS (1.4 percent), Pametno (1.4 percent), and HSP AS (1.1 percent).

On the list of politicians which voters consider to be the most positive ones, the first place belongs to HDZ president and the likely new Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who was the choice of 21.9 percent of respondents (13.4 percent in September). Second place was taken by “none” (18.2 percent). President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović is in third place (14.3 percent), while the outgoing SDP president Zoran Milanović is fourth (8.2 percent). They are followed by the candidate for SDP president Tonino Picula, HNS MP Anka Mrak Taritaš, MOST leader Božo Petrov, former President Ivo Josipović, Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić, and the outgoing Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković.

The direction of the country is supported by 23.7 percent of voters (compared to 23.0 percent in September), while 59.6 percent think that Croatia is heading in the wrong direction (60.2 percent in September). Unsurprisingly, majority of optimists are voters of HDZ and MOST, while pessimists mostly support SDP.

On the 1-5 scale, President Grabar-Kitarović received an average grade of 3.20 (3.09 in September). Due to elections, the government and Parliament have not been scored.

Asked about the most important events during September, the majority of voters (53.7 percent) chose parliamentary elections. They were followed by HDZ-MOST negotiations on forming a government, successful tourist season, and the resignation of SDP president Zoran Milanović.

As for negotiations between MOST and HDZ, more than three fourths of respondents said they expected the two parties to agree on a coalition and to form a government. Asked about the implementation of seven demands which MOST put forward as preconditions for a government to be formed, just 16.8 percent of respondents support all the demands, while 45.8 percent believe that some of them should be implemented, while others are impracticable. About 9 percent of respondents believe that all of MOST’s demands should be rejected.


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