Poll: four parties would make it to lower house

A recent poll by the STEM agency suggests four political parties would pass the five-percent threshold to get into the lower house if elections were held tomorrow. According to the poll, the opposition Social Democrats would receive 25.7 percent of the vote, followed by the Civic Democrats with 14.7 percent. The Communist Party and the junior coalition TOP 09 would both receive 11 percent of the vote. The Christian Democrats would get 2.9 percent while only 2.2 percent of the electorate would vote for the smallest coalition party, Public Affairs.