Polls show socialists would win election

in News · 20-09-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
Polls show socialists would win election

The latest polls show that Portugal’s Socialist Party (PS) would win the legislative elections, if they were today, but would not have an absolute majority.

While the results look largely positive for PS, the findings show that the Social Democrats (PSD) would obtain the worst result ever, according to polls published by Correio da Manhã/Jornal de Negócios and Jornal Económico.

Intercampus’ poll for Correio da Manhã and Jornal de Negócios puts the PS two MPs away from an absolute majority (114 and 37.9 percent of the votes), while the PSD would get 23.6 percent and 67 MPs, the party’s worst result in legislative elections.

The Left Bloc with 9.8 percent (18 deputies), the Communist coalition (CDU) with 8.6 percent (16), Cristina Democrats (CDS-PP) with 6.3 percent (16) and the People Animal and Nature (PAN) with 5.2 percent (six MPs), would complete the representation in parliament of parties competing for the 6 October legislative elections.

The Intercampus poll was conducted with 801 telephone interviews in mainland Portugal between 2 September and 11 and has a 3.5 percent margin of error.

Aximage’s study for O Jornal Económico records an increase in the PS’ advantage over the PSD, but also below the absolute majority.

The socialists would reach 38.4 percent of the vote, while the PSD would stand at 20.6 percent, the worst ever result in parliamentary elections.

In the Aximage poll, PAN surpasses the CDS-PP in voting intentions, 4.9 percent against 4.6 percent of the centrists. The BE is in third place with 10.2 percent and the CDU with 5.4 percent.

The sample of the Aximage survey for O Jornal Económico consisted of 985 telephone interviews conducted between 1 and 8 September and the margin of error is 3.10 percent.


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