Poll suggests ANO benefitted from Social Democrat crisis
A new poll released by ppm factum suggests that 57 percent of those who backed the Social Democrats in the recent election were critical of steps taken by the party since. The party suffered discord a mere day after the election when a wing informally headed by Michal Hašek called on the party’s chairman, Bohuslav Sobotka, to step down. Mr Sobotka later consolidated his position. If Czechs voted today, the new poll suggests, ANO 2011 would come first with 20 percent of the vote and the Social Democrats second, with 19.5. In the recent election, ANO got 18.7 and the Social Democrats narrowly won with 20.5 percent.