Three parties would enter Parliament in case of snap elections, survey

If snap parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, three political parties would enter Parliament. Some 27.7% of the respondents would vote for the Party of Action and Solidarity, 26.8% for the Bloc of Communists and Socialists, while 13.5% for the Shor Party. About 13% of those surveyed didn’t answer this question, while over 7% would not vote, shows the Sociopolitical Barometer for November 2022 that was presented by the Institute of Marketing and Polls IMAS.

Of the respondents who have a voting option, 34.8% would vote for the PAS, 33.7% for the BCS, while 16.9% for the Shor Party.

If snap presidential elections were held next Sunday, nearly 27% of those interviewed would vote for Maia Sandu, about 20% for Igor Dodon, 9% for Ion Ceban, 7% for Ion Chicu, 4% for Vladimir Voronin, etc.

The people were asked who they would vote for in the runoff vote if they could turn back time. “The support percentage here is 33% for Maia Sandu and 45% for Igor Dodon. I remind that the poll results refer to the population that is on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, not yet to the diaspora. Anyway, the result is rather different from the outcome of the presidential elections held two years ago,” IMAS director general Doru Petruți stated in a news conference hosted by IPN.

If they were to vote for a Prime Minister who would take Moldova out of the crisis, 13.5% of the respondents said they would vote for ex-Premier Ion Chicu, 7.6% for Natalia Gavrilița, 7% for Igor Dodon, 3.5% for Ilan Shor, 2.9% for Ion Ceban, 1.5% for Maia Sandu, etc. “It should be noted that 17% consider there is no such a person who can take Moldova out of the crisis as Premier, while 35% didn’t know or didn’t want to mention someone,” said Doru Petruți. The question was open and didn’t include response variants.

The people were also asked about the current Cabinet led by Natalia Gavrilița. “The Government of Natalia Gavrilița is perceived as weak and with the lowest number of accomplishments in the past ten years. This perception grew from 30% to 35% the last few months. The Governments led by Sandu, Vlad Filat and others are also considered without notable results,” said the IMAS director.

29% of the respondents said they expect the current executive would raise the salaries and pensions so that they could cope with the rising prices. Another 23% are in favor of control over the evolution of prices, while 20% expect the gas, electricity and firewood crisis will be resolved. Those polled also want a government that would listen to the people and also jobs and improvements. The question was open, without any response variants.

65% of the respondents consider things in the country go wrong due to the very high prices, the non-fulfillment of promises by the authorities, the low living standards, poverty. 28% of those surveyed believe the direction is good owing to the European integration course, the Government’s efforts, etc. 7% didn’t know or didn’t answer. “The people who are dissatisfied with their living conditions represent 50%, while 25% are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Also, 25% of the respondents are satisfied with their life,” noted Doru Petruți.

If a referendum on the entry into the EU was held next Sunday, 51% of those questioned would vote for, while 33% would vote against. Also, 41% would vote for entry into the Eurasian Economic Union in a referendum, while 36% would vote against. In another referendum on Moldova’s union with Romania, 37% would vote in favor, while 50% would vote against.

The Sociopolitical Barometer was carried out during November 10-29 and covered a sample of 1,100 persons aged 18 and above, except those for the Transnistrian region. The margin of sampling error is ± 3%.

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