ANO extends popularity lead according to CVVM poll
The ANO party of businessman Andrej Babiš would emerge as the clear winner in elections to the lower house of parliament, according to a poll by the CVVM agency. The March survey showed ANO extending its preference lead over the Social Democrats of prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka. ANO gained 33% of voting intentions in the March poll against 26% for the Social Democrats. The third placed party was the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia with 11%. The Christian Democrats followed with 8.5% of preferences with TOP 09 close behind with 8%. The Civic Democrats would also squeeze into the lower house with 6.5%, the survey said. The recently split Dawn Party scored just 1.5% backing. ANO’s March score equals its highest popularity levels over the last year and a half.