The Slovenia Times

Government Support at Record Low


According to Vox populi, which was conducted by pollster Ninamedia between 16 and 19 August for daily Dnevnik and commercial broadcaster POP TV, 86.7% believe the government is unsuccessful.

The support for PM Borut Pahor's Social Democrats (SD) gained 2.5 percentage points over July to 10%, while the support of opposition Democrats (SDS) grew by 5 points to 22.9%.

The share of people who would choose not to vote fell substantially from 31.4% to 20.9%, while the share of those undecided rose by three points to 25.2%.

The most popular politician in Slovenia for Ninamedia's 700 respondents was President Danilo Tuerk, followed by EU Commissioner Janez Potocnik and opposition People's Party (SLS) leader Radovan Zerjav, whose party more than doubled its support over July, taking third place with 6.5%.

Other party leaders like SDS's Janez Jansa, Pahor and coalition Liberal Democrats (LDS) president Katarina Kresal, who resigned as interior minister over a corruption scandal last week, took the bottom of the politician popularity list.

Delo's poll conducted among 400 respondents on 16 and 17 August shows 29.5% of the respondents of Delo's in-house pollster Delo Stik saying Slovenia needs no snap poll and should wait for the regular election in September 2012.

The poll shows clear divisions along party lines regarding the calls for a snap election, as 76% of SDS supporters want an early election and two thirds of potential SD voters think the country should wait for regular election.

As many as 72.3% of the respondents said that Slovenia's election system should be reformed and 80% of the respondents believe that parties should agree on a single date for holding the next general election together with the presidential election, which is also due next autumn, Delo says.


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