Poll: Freedom Movement still ahead despite losing support

Ljubljana – The ruling Freedom Movement is staying in the lead, polling at 33% in the June Vox Populi opinion poll commissioned by the newspapers Dnevnik and Večer. For the first time in two years, the work of the government is viewed as successful, although almost half of respondents remain undecided.

Despite a drop of 5.3 percentage points since May, the Freedom Movement with 33% is well ahead of the opposition Democrats (SDS), whose support grew by two points to 21.9%.

The opposition New Slovenia (NSi) convinced 6.7% of the respondents, one point more than in May. The coalition Left would win 5.9% votes (5.5% in May), the coalition Social Democrats (SD) 5.8% (6%) and the non-parliamentary party Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ), which recently endorsed a merger with the Freedom Movement, would win 3% (2.5% in May).

If the general election were held now, the current coalition would win 54 seats in the 90-strong parliament compared to the 53 they won in the April election.

The share of undecided respondents grew by almost five percentage points to 13.5%, while 5.2% would vote for other parties and 4.9% would not vote.

The support for the Robert Golob government has grown. 37.5% of respondents rate their work as successful, 17.2% as unsuccessful, while over 45% remain undecided.

There is no strong position yet on whether the government will be able to manage the rising prices.

Once again President Borut Pahor found himself on top of the popularity ranking of politicians, pushing Prime Minister Golob into second place. MEP Ljudmila Novak remained in third place.

The poll was carried out by Ninamedia between 14 and 16 June among 700 respondents.