Mtavari Arkhi TV commissioned poll: GD polling at 23%, UNM at 18%

  • Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has called on citizens ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections of October 31. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 28 Oct 2020 - 23:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

A public opinion poll commissioned by the opposition-minded TV channel Mtavari Arkhi says the ruling Georgian Dream party would receive 23% of votes if parliamentary elections were held next week. 

The opposition United National Movement-led Strength in Unity election bloc would follow with 18% of votes, the poll shows.

The poll conducted by the Ipsos company is based on 2,000 countrywide interviews conducted between October 17-27 and has +/-2.2 margin of errors.

Based on the results: 

  • Georgian Dream received 23%
  • United National Movement received 18%
  • Strategy Aghmashenebeli received 4%
  • European Georgia received 4%
  • Lelo for Georgia received 3%
  • Labour Party received 2%
  • Girchi received 1%
  • Alliance of Patriots received 1%
  • United Georgia received 1%
  • Citizens received 1%

However, Mtavari Arkhi TV noted as well that 41% of the interviewed individuals either refused to answer or did not know whom they would vote for yet. 

Earlier today pro-governmental Imedi TV also published the results of their public opinion poll giving a 56% lead to the ruling party. 

These have been the last polls until October 31 as the Georgian Election Code prohibits to publish election-related public opinion poll results within 48 hours before elections until 8pm on election day when polling stations are officially closed.

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