Poll: HDZ Leads, MOST Losing Support

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Results of the latest monthly poll are here.

Regular monthly poll conducted by the Promocija Plus agency was conducted from 1 to 3 December, and it has brought several interesting findings, reports N1 on December 4, 2016.

If parliamentary elections were conducted in early December, HDZ would win the plurality of votes (31.3 percent; compared to 31.5 percent in November), followed by SDP (25.2 percent; 25.3 percent in November). While the two largest parties have stable support, the third placed MOST has fallen from 10.1 percent in November to 8.7 percent in December (it had 10.8 percent in October). It is followed by Živi Zid (4.5 percent), HNS (3.7 percent), HSS (2.4 percent), HSP AS (2.1 percent), Bandić Milan 365 (2.0 percent), and Pametno (1.9 percent).

Asked which politician they considered to be the most positive one, the plurality of respondents chose Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (23.6 percent). He is followed by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (12.8 percent), “no one” (12.6 percent), former Construction Minister and HNS candidate for Zagreb Mayor Anka Mrak Taritaš (6.9 percent), and new SDP president Davor Bernardić (4.8 percent).

The direction of the country is supported by 32.3 percent of citizens (compared to 27.5 percent in November). In this month’s survey, 55.2 percent of the respondents believe that Croatia is heading in the wrong direction (compared to 56.8 percent in November). Not surprisingly, the most optimistic voters are those who support HDZ (77.4 percent) and MOST (48.6 percent), while SDP voters are much less optimistic (22.2 percent).

The level of support for government’s policies currently stands at 63.4 percent. For comparison, in its first month, the government of Prime Minister Orešković had the support of 52 percent of voters, while the government of Zoran Milanović was supported by 69.3 percent of voters.

On the 1-to-5 scale, the government led by Andrej Plenković in its first monthly assessment received an average grade of 2.62. In its first month, Milanović’s government had the average grade of 3.1, while Orešković’s government had the grade of 2.41. The government has received its highest marks from voters supporting HDZ (3.67) and MOST (3.13), and the lowest from respondents supporting Pametno (2.0) and Živi Zid (2.13).

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović received an average grade of 3.22 (compared to 3.16 in November), while Parliament received the grade of 2.44.


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