February ratings: Centre narrowly takes back lead from Reform

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The two biggest parties as represented via the medium of balloon. After last night, the proportions are about right, too. Source: ERR

Ahead of the 3 March Riigikogu elections, the coalition Centre Party once again topped party ratings at the end of last week, narrowly surpassing the opposition Reform Party, it appears from the results of a survey commissioned by BNS and daily Postimees and conducted by Kantar Emor.

While at the end of January, Centre placed second with the support of 24.4% of respondents, as of 7 February, the party garnered 26.5% suppport, besting the opposition Reform Party, support for which fell from 26.3% to 24.5%.

Third in popularity remains the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) with 18.9%, support for whom increased 0.7% since the previous poll.

The coalition Social Democratic Party (SDE) and Isamaa also saw slight gains, earning the support of 11.5% and 8.6% of voters, respectively; at the end of January, support for the two junior coalition parties stood at 9.7% and 7.5%.

Newcomer Estonia 200 also surpassed the 5% election threshold with 6.4% support, down from 7.2% in January.

Falling below the 5% election threshold, support for the the non-parliamentary Estonian Greens stood at 2.2%, and for the opposition Free Party at 0.7%.

From 4-7 February, Kantar Emor surveyed altogether 1,136 Estonian citizens aged 18-84 online.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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