55.3% would vote PL, new survey shows

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55.3% respondents said that they would vote for Partit Laburista if a general election had to happen tomorrow. The results were published in a new survey by the General Workers’ Union weekly newspaper it-Torċa. This means that the gap between the two main parties stands at 40,000 votes.

A different survey carried out a few weeks after Robert Abela was elected Partit Laburista leader and subsequently appointed Prime Minister showed that Abela is trusted by 62.5% of the population while only 13.5% of respondents said that they trusted Opposition Leader Adrian Delia.

In the new survey, 59.5% of the respondents said that they trust Abela while 22.2% said that they trust Delia. 14.3% of the respondents said that they do not know while 3.3% said that they trusted no one. Leaders of smaller parties only enjoy 0.6% of the respondents’ trust.

Among those who voted Partit Nazzjonalista in the 2017 snap general election, only 55.6% of the respondents said that they trust Delia. 7.3% of the 2017 PN voters said that they trusted Robert Abela while 25.7% said that they did not know.

The new poll results show that Partit Nazzjonalista did not manage to make inroads within Partit Laburista. It also shows that the shifts between the two parties have been minimal and thus the two major parties retain a similar result to 2017.

The results show that Partit Laburista has increased its support with 0.3% points while Partit Nazzjonalista has decreased its support with 1.5% when compared to 2017.