AFIS polling agency: GERB is losing its role as first political force9 November 2018 | 15:38 | FOCUS News Agency
In November, 66% of the population asses the political situation in the country as "tense", the opposite view is held by only 16%. In September, only 50% said the situation was tense.
Asked whether the status quo should be changed or preserved, 28.1% said they support the replacement of some ministers, which is a 5% increase compared to September. Only 19% prefer that the government remains as it is. Another 7% want an even greater change – a new government within this parliament. And 36% prefer snap elections.
Trust in the most important institutions remains low – 18% say they trust the National Assembly, or 5% down compared to September; 27% trust the government, or 4% down. Local authorities traditionally gain more trust, but they also see a decline from 43% to 39%. Only the president, the ombudsman and the European Union get a higher positive rating than negative.
While the question of new parliamentary elections is hypothetical, the trend in attitudes is quite real. After the victory in the May 2017 elections, the support for the prime minister's party reached a peak of 30% and has since been going down. Over the past three months, the levels of trust for the government and the opposition have been very close. The question is whether the other big party will offer an alternative to the disappointed public, or the status quo will be preserved. It is also possible that a new player enters the field carrying slogans of change.
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