Ljubljana – Freedom Movement, the party of Robert Golob, leads the field among parliamentary and new parties in the latest poll commissioned by RTV Slovenija. The ruling Democrats (SDS) are in second.
One out of five respondents in the poll, conducted by Mediana, said they would vote for Freedom Movement, an increase of 6.8 percentage points from January.
The SDS polled at 15%, up three points, followed by the opposition Left in third at 7%, a rise of 2.6%, and the fellow opposition Social Democrats (SD), at 6.6%, up 0.4 points.
The opposition Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) gained 1.2 points to 5.2% and the coalition New Slovenia (NSi) added 1.5 points to 4.9%.
Our Land, the party of former Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec, polled at 4.2%, down 1.5 points from January.
Trailing behind are the opposition Alenka Bratušek Party (SAB) at 3.2%, National Party (SNS) at 2.5% and Connecting Slovenia, an alliance of five parties including the coalition party Concretely, which polled at 2.3%.
A good 11% of those questioned were undecided.
With only the parties that stood in the previous election in 2018 offered to choose from, 18.5% of those questioned opted for the SDS, 9.1% picked the SD and 8% the Left.
The LMŠ trailed on 6%, the NSi on 4.5% and the SAB on 3.1% with the other parties picking even less and 17.8% of those questioned undecided.
More than half (51%) of respondents are unhappy with the government’s job, against 23.5% who are happy. Another 23.7% gave the government a 3 on the scale of 1 to 5.
Golob has also made it to the top of the list of most popular politicians to push President Borut Pahor in second. Speaker Igor Zorčič is third.
The poll was carried out for the public broadcaster between 31 January and 3 February among 1,030 respondents.