Reform Party puts distance between other parties in fresh polls

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12/15/2014 2:35 PM
Category: Politics

The ruling Reform Party's popularity hit a two-year high this month, with 32 percent saying they would vote for the party, up from 29 percent a month ago, according to latest polls conducted by TNS Emor.

“The ratings boost was helped by the fact that the Reform Party was under media focus in the past few months and because they have began a relatively intensive pre-election media campaign,” Emor election expert Aivar Voog said.

The Reform Party is now nine points ahead, up from seven last month, compared to the second most popular party.

The Center Party, second in the ratings, climbed by one point to 23 percent, having lost 5 percentage points last month. The Social Democrats lost a point (now 21 percent) while IRL's popularity continues to remain substantially lower than others, dropping by 2 points to 16, back to its position two months ago.

The Green Party continued to be the most popular fringe party, with a 2-percent backing, down from four in November. The Conservative People's Party polled at 2 percent (no change) while the Independence Party, the Free Party and the Party of People's Unity all scored 1 percent, with much to do to reach the 5 percent election threshold.

The parliamentary elections are set to take place on March 1 next year, in 67 days time.

J.M. Laats

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