Poll: Zeman would get 41.5% in vote for president

The incumbent Miloš Zeman would receive 41.5 percent of the vote in a presidential election if it were held now, suggests an opinion poll conducted for Czech Television by the TNS Kantar and Median agencies. Scientist Jiří Drahoš would come second in a vote for head of state at the present time with 30.5 percent, followed by businessman and lyricist Michal Horáček on 16.5 percent and former prime minister Mirek Topolánek on 4 percent, the survey indicates.

The poll suggests Mr. Zeman would come first among supporters of ANO, Freedom and Direct Democracy and the Communists. Mr. Drahoš is favoured by voters of TOP 09, the Mayors and Independents, the Civic Democrats and – by a slim margin – Mr. Zeman’s former Social Democrats.

Author: Ian Willoughby