Bulgaria's Ruling Party Gradually Losing Support - Poll

Politics » DOMESTIC | March 5, 2012, Monday // 13:43
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Ruling Party Gradually Losing Support - Poll Some 38% of the responders approve of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party is gradually losing support, according to a poll conducted by Alpha Research at the end of February.

GERB has lost 2% of its supporters as compared with December 2011, reaching 23.9%. The approval rating of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov remains higher than that of his party – 38%, according to the poll.

The support for GERB is decreasing mainly among citizens who live in larger cities and among the more highly educated.

Among 1015 Bulgarians surveyed, 22% assess the work of the government positively, while 36% are on the opposite opinion.

Even though Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov remains the most popular cabinet member, negative assessments on his activity prevail over the positive ones, the pollsters have found out.

Bulgarians generally disprove of shale gas research and the controversial ACTA agreement. Both issues recently triggered protests that forced GERB to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the country and freeze ACTA's ratification.

A mere 4% support ACTA, while 47% are against it. 65% of the surveyed citizens are against shale gas exploration and 21% are in favor.

A month after his inauguration, Bulgaria's new President Rosen Plevneliev enjoys an approval rating of 43%, while 16% disprove of his performance, the poll also shows.

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