Whom would you vote for if local gov’t elections were held today? Edison Research publishes survey

  • Georgia will have local self-government elections this autumn. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 24 Jun 2021 - 21:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

If local self-government elections were held today 32 percent of the population would vote for the ruling Georgian Dream party, 24 percent for the opposition United National Movement (UNM), while 13 percent would vote for former Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia’s new political party For Georgia, says Edison Research poll, commissioned by Georgian channel Formula TV. 

The poll, which surveyed 1,500 people (including 800 in Tbilisi) around the country between June 7-19, has also asked the participants of the survey which mayoral candidate they would vote for in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. 

The results are as follows:

  • 34 percent - united opposition candidate
  • 30 percent - Georgian Dream candidate
  • 13 percent - For Georgia candidate

Meanwhile, based on the results, 62 percent of the individuals participating in the Edison Research survey are willing to have snap parliamentary elections in Georgia, while 38 percent are against. 

Formula TV tweeted:

Based on the EU-mediated agreement between the Georgian ruling party and opposition ‘early parliamentary elections shall be called in 2022 if the Georgian Dream party receives less than 43% of valid proportional votes in the October 2021 local self-government elections’.