For the VMRO-DPMNE party 37.9 percent of voters would vote for them, while only 16.1 percent would vote for the SDSM, while 26.9 percent would not vote for any party, according to a survey by the “Pavel Shatev” Institute.
The leader of VMRO-DPMNE enjoys 52.3 percent of support from respondents, while the SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, has the support of 19.1 percent. Nearly one-third, or 28.6 percent of respondents did not answer this question.
The work of the Special Public Prosecutor Katica Janeva not believe 64.3 percent, and 23.4 percent have confidence in its work.
A high number of respondents, 88.8 percent say that charges by the SPP against senior state officials will have no impact on their decision on whom to vote for. Only 5 percent said it would have an impact.
67.8 percent of the respondents believe that Janeva’s cases are unsubstantiated and politically motivated cases against certain government officials.
The survey was conducted by telephone interviews of 1,075 respondents between the 13th and the 15th of March 2016, and the results are subject to a margain of error of 2.5 percent.
From “Pavel Shatev” they say the goal of the survey was to find out the perceptions of citizens, and who they are most likely to vote from the two biggest parties in Macedonia, i.e VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, as the survey did not include Albanian respondents, because as they said, they generally vote for the Albanian parties. All other ethnic communities were involved in the research.