Poll: Support for the poll-winning ANO down, ODS would come second
According to a May opinion poll conducted by market research agency Kantar TNS, 27% of Czech voters would vote for Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ANO Movement in new elections. The liberal-conservative ODS Party would receive 16% of the vote, while the Czech Pirate Party would come in third with 14.5%. Photo: Andrej Babiš // Credit: Vlada.cz.
Brno, Jun 13 (BD) – The Action of Dissatisfied Citizens, also known as the ANO Movement, would have won a parliamentary election with 27% of the vote had one been held in May, according to the Kantar TNS model. This indicates significantly less support for ANO than in it had April.
In April, an additional 3.5% of the vote, making a total of 30.5%, would have gone to ANO, Czech news website Aktualne.cz reported. The Kantar TNS election model was first published by Czech Television.
The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has gained support and would receive 4.5% more of the vote than in last October’s election. Support for the third-place Pirate Party has not changed over the past few months, according to Aktualne.cz.
Behind them, Tomio Okamura’s Freedom and Direct Democracy Party (SPD) would have finished a May election with 9% of the vote, the Communist Party (KSČM) with 7.5% and the Social Democrats (ČSSD) with 7%. STAN would have got 5.5%, and TOP 09 would have received 5% of the vote.
The survey was first published by Czech TV in Sunday’s episode of the political talk show Otázky Václava Moravce.
Květnový volební model agentury Kantar TNS. 27% respondentů by hlasovalo pro hnutí ANO.Druhé místo zaujímá ODS se 16%.Piráti by získali 14,5%.Pro hnutí SPD by hlasovalo 9% respondentů a KSČM by odevzdalo hlas 7,5% dotázaných. ČSSD by získala 7% a osmičku uzavírají STAN a TOP09. pic.twitter.com/YleAnibC4F
— OtázkyVáclavaMoravce (@OtazkyVM) June 10, 2018
“The results of the research are related to the date of data collection. It is an attempt to capture the voters’ mood if ‘elections were to take place next week’. This is by no means a prediction of future election results,” Kantar TNS agency explains on its website.
In May, ANO was having talks with the ČSSD on forming a coalition government, as well as talks with the Communists regarding their support for such a government. Babiš’s government has continued to lead the country in a caretaker capacity since losing a vote of confidence in January.
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