The Slovenia Times

Poll: Almost 30% of Slovenians Want Left-Leaning Government


It was expected that the voters of the Social Democrats (SD) would want a left-leaning and the voters of the Democrats (SDS) a right-leaning government, the unknown element were the voters of Miro Cerar's SMC, which is in the lead of most polls ahead of the 13 July general election, the paper said.

According to the poll, conducted by Delo's in-house pollster Delo Stik between 23 and 26 June among 500 respondents, supporters of the SMC, who also said that the party leader was the reason for their choice, are leaning towards a leftist coalition.

Overall, respondents placed presidents of the parties in third place among the reasons for their political choice, after parties' platforms and parties' previous work. However, only 21% of the respondents have read any party's platform, opposed to 77% of those who have not.

The poll moreover suggests that only a fifth of Slovenians regularly follow the election campaign, while another 11% follow it often. The majority of those who regularly follow the campaign are those older than 50 years.

Almost half of the respondents said they would definitely turn out at the polls and further 17% said that they were likely to do so. On the other hand, the poll suggests that a fifth of Slovenians will definitely not cast their votes.


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