Marcelo ahead in polls

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Sport · 22-01-2021 14:29:00 · 0 Comments

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is predicted to win the presidential elections on 24 January in the first round with 58 percent and the socialist Ana Gomes appears in the second position, with 14.5 percent, according to an ISCTE survey / ICS for Express and SIC.

In terms of losses and gains compared to the previous poll, Marcelo, supported by PSD and CDS, drops eight points, Ana Gomes rises 1.5 and André Ventura has 3.5 more points.

On the left, Marisa Matias, supported by BE, and João Ferreira, supported by PCP and Verdes, have 6 percent in voting intentions. In relation to the previous survey, Marisa loses one percentage point, the same as Ferreira.

In the last places are Tiago Mayan Gonlçalves, supported by the Liberal Initiative (IL), with 2 percent, and Vitorino Silva, known by Tino de Rans, with half, 1 percent, in the voting intentions.

The survey by the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa) and ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) was carried out by GfK Metris between 12 and 18 January.

According to the technical file, 1,210 telephone interviews were carried out with citizens of both sexes, aged 18 years or older, registered in the electoral register, residing in Portugal. The maximum margin of error is 3 percent, with a 95 percent confidence level.

The presidential elections are scheduled for Sunday and this is the 10th time that the Portuguese have been called to choose the President of the Republic in democracy, since 1976.

The election campaign ends today. Seven candidates are running for election, Marisa Matias (supported by the Bloco de Esquerda), Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (PSD and CDS / PP) Tiago Mayan Gonçalves (Liberal Initiative), André Ventura (Chega), Vitorino Silva, known as Tino de Rans (independent), João Ferreira (PCP and PEV) and PS activist Ana Gomes (PAN and Livre).



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