Poll: HDZ Keeps Large Lead, MOST and Živi Zid Tied

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HNS’s candidate for Zagreb mayor Anka Mrak-Taritaš is gaining in popularity.

If the parliamentary elections were held now, HDZ would win again, according to the latest monthly political CRO Demoskop poll conducted by Promocija Plus agency, reports HRT on March 5, 2017.

Among political parties, HDZ leads with 32.8 percent of support (34 percent in February), while SDP is in the second place with 21.6 percent (22.3 percent). The two largest parties are followed by MOST with 8.0 percent (7.2 percent), Živi Zid with 7.7 percent (5.8 percent), HNS with 3.9 percent, and HSS with 1.9 percent.

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The list of politicians about whom voters have a positive opinion is again headed by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who was selected as the most positive politician by 22.4 percent of respondents (24 percent in February). As usual, second place belong to “no one”, with 13.4 percent (13.6 percent). President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is in the third place with 9.8 percent (11.9 percent), followed closely by Anka Mrak-Taritaš, HNS’s candidate for mayor of Zagreb, with 9.4 percent (6.9 percent), and less closely by SDP president Davor Bernardić with 5.2 percent (6 percent).

Asked about politicians about which they have a negative opinion, most voters chose two former leaders who have more or less ended their political careers, former SDP president Zoran Milanović and former HDZ president Tomislav Karamarko.

The current direction of the country is supported by 31.4 percent of citizens (31.5 percent in February), while 60.1 percent of respondents believe that Croatia is heading in the wrong direction (55.2 percent in February).

The level of support for policies and activities of the government in the fifth month of its term is at 45.6 percent (49.4 percent in February). On the 1-5 scale, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović received an average grade of 3.0 (3.13 in February), while Parliament received an average grade of 2.25 (2.34 in February).

Respondents were also asked about the most important topic or event in February. Three responses received more than 10 percent of votes: possible increases in prices of gas, electricity and motorway tolls (18.7 percent), debate about purchase of INA shares (12.5 percent), and debate about reintroduction of compulsory military service (10.5 percent). These topics were followed by: plagiarism allegations regarding Education and Science Minister Pavo Barišić (8.0 percent), good economic indicators (7.6 percent), arrest of Tomislav Saucha, former chief of staff of former Prime Minister Zoran Milanović (6.1 percent), economic crisis (5.3 percent), attacks on minority groups (5.2 percent), and dismissal and appointment of Podravka’s board of directors (5.0 percent).


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