The Slovenia Times

Government Crisis Mixing Political Party Ratings



The SD remains the most popular party, enjoying the support of 18.2% of the respondents, 0.4 percentage points more than a month ago.

The ruling SDS has dropped from 13.3% to 12.2% after the Corruption Prevention Commission found party leader and Prime Minister Janez Janša violated anti-corruption law.

Positive Slovenia (PS), the winner of the 2011 early election, continues to lose support after its president Zoran Janković was found to have violated anti-corruption law as well. The party slid from third place to fifth, as its support dropped from 8.5% in December to 7%.

Meanwhile, the popularity of the smaller coalition members is growing. The support for the SLS went up from 5.6% to 8.3%. The DL's ratings have seen a significant recovery from below 4% National Assembly threshold to 7.9%.

The junior coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the New Slovenia (NSi) remain under the National Assembly threshold with 3.2% and 2%, respectively.

Support for the government continues to decline, reaching 19%. 78.9% of the respondents believe the cabinet is doing a poor job.

The outgoing SLS head Radovan Žerjav is the most popular politician in Slovenia. The second most popular politician is President Borut Pahor, followed by European Commissioner Janez Potočnik.

The vox populi poll was commissioned by commercial broadcaster POP TV and daily Dnevnik and carried out by Ninamedia pollster between 15 and 17 January.


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