Party ratings: Opposition parties at lowest level of support of past year ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Riigikogu Great Hall during a sitting.
Riigikogu Great Hall during a sitting. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

Support for opposition parties is at its lowest since the general election a year ago, results from a survey conducted by Norstat show, though the Reform Party remains the most popular party.

Results from the Norstat poll, carried out on behalf of the Institute for Social Studies NGO (MTÜ Ühiskonnauuringute Instituut), show 45.6 percent of respondents supported the three coalition parties – Center, the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa – while 40.3 percent opted for the two opposition parties – Reform and the Social Democratic Party (SDE).

The breakdown by party saw 31.6 percent of respondents in favor of Reform, 21.9 percent supported Center and 17.3 percent chose EKRE.

These three were followed by SDE on 8.7 percent of support, non-parliamentary party Estonia 200 on 8.3 percent and Isamaa on 6.5 percent.

SDE overtook Estonia 200 having been in fourth place in the previous poll. Non-parliamentary party Estonia 200 remains above the 5 percent threshold which it missed out on at the March 2019 election.

Reform, while still the most popular party, has seen its support fall for four weeks in a row and by one percent over the past week, Norstat's results show.

Norstat's poll last week showed the same trend. In total, 45.5 percent of the respondents supported the coalition parties and the opposition parties had 40.5 percent. 

The most recent aggregate results cover the survey period from February 10 to March 9. In total, 4,002 Estonian citizens of voting age were interviewed by phone of online web surveys. The data was then weighted to ensure results were representative.

The margin of error is +/- 1.55 percent.


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Editor: Andrew Whyte

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