The Slovenia Times

Delo Poll: SDS Back in Lead, Janša Gains Six Spots


The SDS, which gained 0.7 percentage points to 20.1%, and the PS, which lost 4.2 points to 18.5%, were followed by the opposition Social Democrats (SD), which was down 3.7 points to 15.4%.

The three leading parties are far ahead as the junior coalition People's Party (SLS) lags behind with 6.9%, up 1.7 points, and the Citizens' List (DL) got 4.7%, up 0.3 points.

The remaining two coalition parties, the New Slovenia (NSi) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), would even fail to make the 4% parliament threshold, with 3.5% (+1 pp) and 1.8% (+0.2 pp), respectively.

The shift in party rankings was mirrored in the rankings of popular politicians, as PS head Zoran Janković lost five places to land in tenth, while SDS president Janez Janša gained six spots to rise to eighth.

President Danilo Türk remained in the lead, followed by former PM Borut Pahor and Economic Development and Technology Minister Radovan Žerjav, decided the 710 respondents of the poll conducted by the paper's in-house pollster Delo Stik on 11 and 12 June.

The respondents moreover gave the government a grade of 2.56 (on a 1-5 scale), which is slightly up from May, but far more respondents evaluated the government's work as negative (56.2%) than positive (33.2%).


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