Focus Poll: Smer Would Have Won Election in September on 26 percent

Parliament building (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, September 21 (TASR) – Had a general election been held in mid-September, it would have been won by the governing Smer-SD party on 26 percent of the votes, garnering 43 seats in Parliament, TASR learnt from a poll carried out by Focus agency, which released the results on Thursday.

The survey, which was conducted on a sample of 1,005 respondents between September 11-18, further showed that the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party would have come second, as the preferred choice of 14 percent of respondents (23 seats), while the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) would have come third on 10.4 percent (17 seats).

Another five parties would have made it into Parliament – OLaNO-NOVA (9.6 percent/16 seats), We Are Family-Boris Kollar (9.1 percent/15 seats), the Slovak National Party/SNS (8.7 percent/15 seats), the Christian Democratic Movement/KDH (6.4 percent/11 seats) and Most-Hid (6 percent/10 seats).

All other parties would have failed to reach the 5-percent threshold required for seats in Parliament.

According to the poll, 68.7 percent of the respondents would have gone to the polling stations. Around 18.9 percent of the respondents wouldn’t have voted, while 12.4 percent wouldn’t have known whom to vote for.