The Slovenia Times

Poll: Government suffering because austerity package


There are no major differences between the leading three parties, as respondents gave the PS 18.2%, up from 14% last month, the SD 16.3%, up 2.7 percentage points, and the SDS 16%, down 1.2 points.

Among other parliamentary parties, only the junior coalition New Slovenia (NSi; 4.5%) and the People's Party (SLS; 4.3%) would make the parliamentary threshold of 4%. The Citizens' List (DL) got 2.1% and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) got 2.1%.

Some 9.5% of the respondents said they would vote for some other party, 9.9% were undecided and 15.8% said they would not vote.

The SDS-led government received a grade of 2.2 out of five, which is the worst mark since the beginning of the term. Similarly the National Assembly got 2.3, the poll shows.

President Danilo Türk sticks to being the most popular politician, followed by former Prime Minister Borut Pahor and EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik. Prime Minister Janez Janša fell from 10th to 18th.

The poll was conducted by Delo's in-house pollster Delo Stik between 8 and 10 October among 700 respondents.


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