Party ratings: Reform still most popular, EKRE support in slight rise

EKRE's support rose slightly to 17 percent in early August, from below 16 percent in July.
EKRE's support rose slightly to 17 percent in early August, from below 16 percent in July. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

The opposition Reform Party remains the most-supported political party in Estonia, according to a recent survey. Support for the coalition Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) has also recently grown slightly, the survey says.

Reform saw 32.7 percent support in the survey, held by pollsters Norstat on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (MTÜ Ühiskonnauuringute Instituut), continuing a trend for a slight rise in support which started late May.

The Center Party, the largest part in the coalition and one which had seen a rise in support during the March-May coronavirus emergency situation, remains static on 23.4 percent support.

EKRE's, at 17.2 percent, represents an increase since July, when it dipped below 16 percent, according to the same market research firm.

A total of 46.3 percent of respondents supported the three coalition parties, Center, EKRE and Isamaa, with 41.8 percent preferring the two opposition parties, Reform and the Social Democratic Party (SDE).

Reform's leader Kaja Kallas in the ERR news house recently. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

SDE garnered 9.1 percent support, non-parliamentary party Estonia 200 got 7 percent and Isamaa received 5.7 percent.

Estonia 200's support has fallen slightly recently, by 1.5 percentage points in the past three weeks. Isamaa is still only slightly above the 5 percent threshold required to win seats at a general election.

The survey polled just over 4,000 Estonian citizens of voting age. The results are aggregated over a four-week period and Norstat claims a margin of error of +/1 1.55 percent.

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