Median survey: Babiš still in the lead, but Pavel gaining in presidential race
The former prime minister of Czechia and the current chairman of the ANO party, Andrej Babiš, polled highest in a Median agency August survey of presidential candidates with 23.5 percent of the hypothetical vote. He was followed by retired General Petr Pavel who polled at 22 percent. Compared with the previous month, Mr Babiš lost two percentage points while General Pavel gained one point. In a hypothetical second round of elections General Pavel would win, according to the survey, with 58 percent of the vote. However, more than a fifth of respondents said that they were still undecided who they would vote for in the second round.
Economist Danuše Nerudová placed third in voter preferences, favoured by 11.5 percent of respondents. She was followed by trade union leader Josef Středula (7.5 percent) and senators Marek Hilšer and Pavel Fischer, who both polled at 6.5 percent.