Social Democrats top poll conducted last week

The Social Democrats would win general elections if they were held now, suggests a new survey by the internet-based polling agency SANEP. Some 26.3 percent of respondents in the poll conducted last week said they would vote for the left-of-centre party. The right-of-centre Civic Democrats would come second with 23.6 percent support, ahead of the new right-of-centre party TOP 09 on 13.9 percent and the Communists with 11.2 percent. The Greens, who elected Ondřej Liška party chairman on Saturday, would not make it back into the lower house, the poll indicates: with less than 3 percent backing they would not reach the necessary 5-percent threshold.

Author: Ian Willoughby