Lithuanians would vote the Social Democrats and would like to see the Conservative Seimas Speaker Irena Degutiene as a Prime Minister, the latest opinion polls commissioned by Delfi.lt news portal revealed.
The opinion poll was conducted by the Sprinter Tyrimai, 1.007 respondents aged 18-75 were questioned on 18-24 September.
If the elections would have taken place on Sunday the opposition Social Democrats would have gotten 13.6 percent of all vote, followed by another opposition Labour party with 11.8 percent. The ruling Conservatives would come third with 11.4 percent followed by the opposition Order and Justice party with 9.5 percent. Rest of the parties would not make it into the parliament since they would get less than 5 percent, the threshold necessary to make it to Seimas.
Nevertheless, staggering 28.5 percent of those polled said that they would not vote and 10.6 percent were undecided. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to those numbers when jumping to any conclusions on popularity of the political parties.
Asked which politician should be the Prime Minister 14.5 percent mentioned the Seimas Speaker Degutiene. The Present Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius (8.8 percent) was in the second favourite position for the Prime Minister’s seat, followed by SEB bank advisor Mr Gitanas Nauseda (7.5 percent). Chairman of the Social Democrats MP Butkevicius came forth with 6.2 percent seeing him in the Prime Ministers post, and the former Minister for Social Affairs, presently Member of the European Parliament Social Democrat Blinkeviciute came fifth with 6.2 percent.
According to the same poll only 0.8 percent of Lithuanians are happy about the work done by the present government. Some 36.8 percent reviled a negative attitude towards the government’s work, about 13.7 percent said it was “rather positive” and 43.3 percent admitted that work was “rather negative”.