Mladá fronta: Civic Democrats owe election rout to loss of middle class vote

The leading Civic Democrats suffered a humiliating defeat in last month’s regional elections mainly because they lost the support of middle-class voters, a study conducted for Mladá fronta Dnes suggests. Researcher Daniel Kunštát said that the Civic Democrats failed to secure the votes of those earning average and slightly-above-average incomes, both groups which traditionally tend to vote for the centre-right party. The survey suggested that losses were highest amongst teachers, healthcare workers and civil servants, while those who earned on average above 40,000 crowns (just over 2,000 USD) a month remained faithful to the Civic Democrats.

Author: Rosie Johnston