Bulgaria’s GERB Lags behind Socialists - Poll

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Five political parties have a chance to enter the Bulgarian Parliament if elections were to be held now, according to a freshly released poll of the Sova Harris agency.

The poll has been conducted between October 18 and October 24 among 1 000 Bulgarians of voting age.

Polling experts say the results speak of a stable trend since June, 2013, and attribute it to both, the lasting high level of electoral support for the formerly-ruling centrist and opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and the consolidation of their opponents.

The main alternatives continue to be GERB and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

If elections were to be held now, GERB would gather 19.5% of the vote, while BSP will get 21.7%.

The other parties likely to pass the 4% election threshold and enter the country's next Parliament are the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, with 5.3% and the recently-founded right-leaning Reformist Block with 3.8%.

The recenlty launched party Bulgaria without Censorship of controversial TV journalist Nikolay Barekov and the nationalist VMRO-BND would get 2.9% each.

The extreme nationalist party Ataka, currently the fourth political formation in the Parliament in addition to GERB, BSP, and DPS, continues to lose ground and would get only 2.0%. However, support is also dropping for Ataka's biggest rival, the nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, which came close to 4% in the May 12 early elections, as it would garner 1.9% if elections were to be held now.

Experts say 17.8% of the respondents are still undecided and this should be taken into account.

If one counts only those who have chosen their favorite, then BSP would get 41.2%, GERB – 37%, DPS – 10.1%, the Reformist Block – 7%, Bulgaria without Censorship and VMRO-BND – 4.6%.

More than half of the respondents are in favor of early elections, and 28.4% want them to be right now, while 26.1% prefer to merge the vote for MEPs and for Bulgarian Parliament.

Curiously, the former and current Presidents, Georgi Parvanov and Rosen Plevneliev, get the same level of voter confidence – 34.7%.

With 41.7%, Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva has the highest approval rate among leaders of institutions. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has the approval of almost one third of respondents. The leaders of BSP and GERB, Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov, have almost identical results, 27.8% and 27.6%, respectively, followed by the Speaker of the Parliament Mihail Mikov with 22.4%.



 

The extreme nationalist party Ataka, currently the fourth political formation in the Parliament in addition to GERB, BSP, and DPS, continues to lose ground and would get only 2.0%. However, support is also dropping for Ataka's biggest rival, the nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, which came close to 4% in the May 12 early elections, as it would garner 1.9% if elections were to be held now.

Experts say 17.8% of the respondents are still undecided and this should be taken into account.

If one counts only those who have chosen their favorite, then BSP would get 41.2%, GERB – 37%, DPS – 10.1%, the Reformist Block – 7%, Bulgaria without Censorship and VMRO-BND – 4.6%.

More than half of the respondents are in favor of early elections, and 28.4% want them to be right now, while 26.1% prefer to merge the vote for MEPs and for Bulgarian Parliament.


Curiously, the former and current Presidents, Georgi Parvanov and Rosen Plevneliev have the same level of confidence – 34.7%.

 

With 41.7%, Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva has the highest approval rate among leaders of institutions. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has the approval of almost one third of respondents. The leaders of BSP and GERB, Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov, have almost identical results, 27.8% and 27.6%, respectively, followed by the Speaker of the Parliament Mihail Mikov with 22.4%.



The leaders of the two main political formations in Bulgaria - Boyko Borisov (GERB, left) and Sergey Stanishev (Socialists, right). Photo by BGNES

GERB, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Reformist Block, BSP, DPS, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, Ataka, National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, Sova Harris, Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria for Citizens, DSB, Bulgaria without Censorship, Nikolay Barekov

Bulgaria’s GERB Lags behind Socialists - Poll

Five political parties have a chance to enter the Bulgarian Parliament if elections were to be held now, according to a freshly released poll of the Sova Harris agency.

The poll has been conducted between October 18 and October 24 among 1 000 Bulgarians of voting age.

Polling experts say the results speak of a stable trend since June, 2013, and attribute it to both, the lasting high level of electoral support for the formerly-ruling centrist and opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and the consolidation of their opponents.

The main alternatives continue to be GERB and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

If elections were to be held now, GERB would gather 19.5% of the vote, while BSP will get 21.7%.

The other parties likely to pass the 4% election threshold and enter the country's next parliament are the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, with 5.3% and the recently-founded right-leaning Reformist Block with 3.8%.

The recenlty launched party Bulgaria without Censorship of controversial TV journalist Nikolay Barekov and the nationalist VMRO-BND would get 2.9% each.

The extreme nationalist party Ataka, currently the fourth political formation in the Parliament in addition to GERB, BSP, and DPS, continues to lose ground and would get only 2.0%. However, support is also dropping for Ataka's biggest rival, the nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, which came close to 4% in the May 12 early elections, as it would garner 1.9% if elections were to be held now.

Experts say 17.8% of the respondents are still undecided and this should be taken into account.

If one counts only those who have chosen their favorite, then BSP would get 41.2%, GERB – 37%, DPS – 10.1%, the Reformist Block – 7%, Bulgaria without Censorship and VMRO-BND – 4.6%.

More than half of the respondents are in favor of early elections, and 28.4% want them to be right now, while 26.1% prefer to merge the vote for MEPs and for Bulgarian Parliament.


Curiously, the former and current Presidents, Georgi Parvanov and Rosen Plevneliev have the same level of confidence – 34.7%.

 

With 41.7%, Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva has the highest approval rate among leaders of institutions. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has the approval of almost one third of respondents. The leaders of BSP and GERB, Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov, have almost identical results, 27.8% and 27.6%, respectively, followed by the Speaker of the Parliament Mihail Mikov with 22.4%.



The leaders of the two main political formations in Bulgaria - Boyko Borisov (GERB, left) and Sergey Stanishev (Socialists, right). Photo by BGNES

GERB, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Reformist Block, BSP, DPS, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, Ataka, National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, Sova Harris, Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria for Citizens, DSB, Bulgaria without Censorship, Nikolay Barekov

Bulgaria’s GERB Lags behind Socialists - Poll

Five political parties have a chance to enter the Bulgarian Parliament if elections were to be held now, according to a freshly released poll of the Sova Harris agency.

The poll has been conducted between October 18 and October 24 among 1 000 Bulgarians of voting age.

Polling experts say the results speak of a stable trend since June, 2013, and attribute it to both, the lasting high level of electoral support for the formerly-ruling centrist and opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and the consolidation of their opponents.

The main alternatives continue to be GERB and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

If elections were to be held now, GERB would gather 19.5% of the vote, while BSP will get 21.7%.

The other parties likely to pass the 4% election threshold and enter the country's next parliament are the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, with 5.3% and the recently-founded right-leaning Reformist Block with 3.8%.

The recenlty launched party Bulgaria without Censorship of controversial TV journalist Nikolay Barekov and the nationalist VMRO-BND would get 2.9% each.

The extreme nationalist party Ataka, currently the fourth political formation in the Parliament in addition to GERB, BSP, and DPS, continues to lose ground and would get only 2.0%. However, support is also dropping for Ataka's biggest rival, the nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, which came close to 4% in the May 12 early elections, as it would garner 1.9% if elections were to be held now.

Experts say 17.8% of the respondents are still undecided and this should be taken into account.

If one counts only those who have chosen their favorite, then BSP would get 41.2%, GERB – 37%, DPS – 10.1%, the Reformist Block – 7%, Bulgaria without Censorship and VMRO-BND – 4.6%.

More than half of the respondents are in favor of early elections, and 28.4% want them to be right now, while 26.1% prefer to merge the vote for MEPs and for Bulgarian Parliament.


Curiously, the former and current Presidents, Georgi Parvanov and Rosen Plevneliev have the same level of confidence – 34.7%.

 

With 41.7%, Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva has the highest approval rate among leaders of institutions. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has the approval of almost one third of respondents. The leaders of BSP and GERB, Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov, have almost identical results, 27.8% and 27.6%, respectively, followed by the Speaker of the Parliament Mihail Mikov with 22.4%.



The leaders of the two main political formations in Bulgaria - Boyko Borisov (GERB, left) and Sergey Stanishev (Socialists, right). Photo by BGNES

GERB, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Reformist Block, BSP, DPS, Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, Ataka, National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, Sova Harris, Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria for Citizens, DSB, Bulgaria without Censorship, Nikolay Barekov

Bulgaria’s GERB Lags behind Socialists - Poll

Five political parties have a chance to enter the Bulgarian Parliament if elections were to be held now, according to a freshly released poll of the Sova Harris agency.

The poll has been conducted between October 18 and October 24 among 1 000 Bulgarians of voting age.

Polling experts say the results speak of a stable trend since June, 2013, and attribute it to both, the lasting high level of electoral support for the formerly-ruling centrist and opposition Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, and the consolidation of their opponents.

The main alternatives continue to be GERB and the Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.

If elections were to be held now, GERB would gather 19.5% of the vote, while BSP will get 21.7%.

The other parties likely to pass the 4% election threshold and enter the country's next parliament are the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, with 5.3% and the recently-founded right-leaning Reformist Block with 3.8%.

The recenlty launched party Bulgaria without Censorship of controversial TV journalist Nikolay Barekov and the nationalist VMRO-BND would get 2.9% each.

The extreme nationalist party Ataka, currently the fourth political formation in the Parliament in addition to GERB, BSP, and DPS, continues to lose ground and would get only 2.0%. However, support is also dropping for Ataka's biggest rival, the nationalist National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, NFSB, which came close to 4% in the May 12 early elections, as it would garner 1.9% if elections were to be held now.

Experts say 17.8% of the respondents are still undecided and this should be taken into account.

If one counts only those who have chosen their favorite, then BSP would get 41.2%, GERB – 37%, DPS – 10.1%, the Reformist Block – 7%, Bulgaria without Censorship and VMRO-BND – 4.6%.

More than half of the respondents are in favor of early elections, and 28.4% want them to be right now, while 26.1% prefer to merge the vote for MEPs and for Bulgarian Parliament.


Curiously, the former and current Presidents, Georgi Parvanov and Rosen Plevneliev have the same level of confidence – 34.7%.

 

With 41.7%, Bulgarian EU Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva has the highest approval rate among leaders of institutions. Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has the approval of almost one third of respondents. The leaders of BSP and GERB, Sergey Stanishev and Boyko Borisov, have almost identical results, 27.8% and 27.6%, respectively, followed by the Speaker of the Parliament Mihail Mikov with 22.4%.



The leaders of the two main political formations in Bulgaria - Boyko Borisov (GERB, left) and Sergey Stanishev (Socialists, right). Photo by BGNES

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Optimistic - 31 Oct 2013 // 23:20:25

Ataka will get the farmers vote and will do better than this. This poll must have been taken before their top quality moves to extend the moratoriam on foreigners buying farmland.

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