Poll shows Civic Democrats hard hit by scandal

The results of a poll conducted by the Median agency suggest that the centre-right Civic Democrats have been badly hit by the corruption and spying scandal that brought down the former government. If general elections were held today, the opposition Social Democrats would get 34 percent of the vote, followed by the Communist Party with 18,5 percent, and TOP 09 with 15 percent. The Civic Democrats would place fourth with a mere 13 percent of the vote. The only other party to cross the five percent margin needed to win seats in the lower house would be the Christian Democrats with 5.5 percent.