Up to 30.1 % f the citizens do not trust any of the politicians, and those that still believe the politicians the most part (18.3%) have opted for the Prime Minister and a President of SDSM, Zoran Zaev.
Second most popular is VMRo-DPMNE’s President Hristijan Mickosk with 11.7% and third on the list is the runaway former Prime Minister and former head of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski with support of 5.2%.
Regarding the parties’ popularity, VMRo-DPMNE leads with 25 % and then SDSM with 23.1%, and then DUI with 5.1%, the Alliance of the Albanians (4.2%) and BESA (2.1%). 11.7% of the examinees have stated that if parliamentary elections were to be held tomorrow they wouldn’t cast their vote, 14% don’t know for who to vote for and 10.5% didn’t answer.
Regarding the changes in the popularity of the biggest parties, SDSM popularity has dropped from 25.5% in 2018 to 23.1% this year while VMRO-DPMNE’s popularity is on the rise from 20.6% in 2018 to 25% this year.
These are the findings of the new polls by the M-Prospect agency about the trust of the citizens in the politicians and the political parties.
Regarding the politicians’ popularity, following Gruevski on the 4th spot is DUI’s party leader Ali Ahmeti with 4.2% support and then the head of the state Stevo Pendarovski with 4% and Zijadin Sela with 3.5%.
Regarding the leaders of the two biggest political blocks – SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, and compared tot he same poll from last year, Zoran Zaev’s ratings have dropped since in 2018 it was 24.1 % and now it is 18.3%. On the other hand, Hristijan Mickoski’s rating is on the rise – from 2.9% in 2018 to 11.7% now.
For the most part, both ethnic Macedonians and Albanians do not believe any politician (28.8% of the ethnic Macedonians and 33.2% of the ethnic Albanians). Macedonians prefer Zoran Zaev (21,3 %), and 16,1 % trust in Hristijan Mickoski. Ethnic Albanians prefer Ali Ahmeti (18,2 %), and is followed by Zijadin Sela (15,9 %).
Regarding the support for the political parties by ethnicity, each ethnic Macedonian would vote for VMRO-DPMNE – 34%, while 26.6 % would vote for SDSM. Regarding the ethnic Albanians, 10.8% would vote for SDSM, 22.6% for DUI, 19.3% for the Alliance of the Albanians, and 9.8% for BESA.
M-Prospect’s poll was conducted on the 2nd anniversary of the current government and was conducted on the field in the period from 15th of May to 7th of June this year, on a specimen of 1.000 examines. The data has an accuracy of 95% and a margin of error of +/- 3%.