The Slovenia Times

Poll: Slovenians Extremely Unhappy With Politicians


The opposition Social Democrats (SD), which remains the most popular party, stumbled 8.3 percentage points to 16.8% and the ruling Democrats (SDS) lost 0.9 points to 13.6%. The daily however says this is the lowest support the SDS had over the past few years.

The survey, conducted by Delo's in-house pollster Delo Stik between 10 and 13 December among 703 respondents, on the other hand shows an increase in support to the remaining parliamentary parties.

The Citizens' List (DL) polled at 6.1% (up 0.3 points) and the People's Party (SLS) at 5.4% (up 1 point), while New Slovenia (NSi) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), which polled at 3.3% (up 0.7 points) and 2.7% (up 1 point), respectively, remained below the parliamentary threshold of 4%.

The survey moreover suggests that the electorate is increasingly unhappy with the government, as the SDS-led cabinet received a grade of 2.14 out of five, which is around the same grade the previous government had before handing over to the incumbent.

Parliament on the other hand seems to be doing a better job in the eyes of respondents as it received a grade of 2.34, up from 2.30 last month.

Newly elected President Borut Pahor remains the most popular politician, albeit with a slightly lower grade, followed by SLS president Radovan Žerjav, whose statement that he would leave politics, brought him the highest increase in the grade - from 3.18 to 3.45.

On the other hand, PS head and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković has suffered the heaviest fall, which placed him just in front of Prime Minister Janez Janša in the 17th place.


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