The Slovenia Times

Logar remains in lead in latest poll


Ljubljana - Anže Logar, the former foreign minister, remains ahead in the presidential race with a stable lead on Nataša Pirc Musar, the former information commissioner, as other candidates trail far behind, shows the latest poll for the newspapers Dnevnik and Večer.

Logar polls at 34.1%, up almost four percentage points on a month ago, with Pirc Musar at 31.4%, likewise up almost four points.

There are only two other candidates with noteworthy poll numbers. Ivo Vajgl, a former foreign minister, is broadly level at 5.2% whereas Kočevje Mayor Vladimir Prebilič lost a point to 3.5%.

After the exit of Freedom Movement candidate Marta Kos, the share of the undecided rose by nearly ten points to 25.6%.

In a potential run-off, Logar would narrowly defeat Pirc Musar, by less than half a percentage point, indicating that he is gaining ground outside his core supporters since previous polls put Pirc Musar ahead by a wide margin in a potential run-off.

The newspapers however point out that the race could be upended if the coalition parties coalesce behind the Social Democrat (SD) MEP Milan Brglez, whose candidacy has not yet been formally confirmed and was not included in the poll.

Večer says that if Brglez enters the race, the first round will be all about which left candidate will face Logar in the run-off.

The poll was conducted by Ninamedia between 12 and 15 September and involved 700 respondents.


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