Voters are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the government.
According to the latest Crobarometar poll conducted from 1 to 21 March by Ipsos Agency for Nova TV, the mood of Croatian citizens almost three months after the new government came to power is becoming more pessimistic, reports dnevnik.hr on March 28, 2016.
In March, HDZ and SDP had the support of one percent more voters than the month before. HDZ was supported by 30.2 percent and SDP by 28 percent of voters. MOST is continuing to lose its support. While in November 19.1 percent of voters supported that party, now MOST has the support of 7.6 percent. Živi Zid is currently at 6.3 percent, while Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić’s party is at 3.7 percent of support. Other parties have the support of less than 2 percent of voters.
About 51 percent of voters are convinced that the ruling coalition will be able to stay in power until the end of term. Just a month ago, 59 percent of voters held that same opinion. At the same time, 40 percent of voters believe that the coalition will break up before the end of the term.
At the moment, 40 percent of voters disapprove of the government’s policies, while 37 percent support them. About 62 percent of voters believe that Croatia is going in a wrong direction, while just 24 percent think that Croatia is on the right track.
As far as individual politicians are concerned, the best ranked is President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, about whom 60 percent of respondents have a positive opinion, while 32 percent have a negative opinion. She is followed by Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković, with 59 percent of voters saying they have a positive opinion about him, and 26 percent having a negative opinion. Leaders of the two main parties, HDZ president Tomislav Karamarko (22-69) and SDP president Zoran Milanović (31-60), are both deep in the negative territory.