Bernard Grech and Roberta Metsola ahead of Delia in trust rating – MT survey

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Head of Delegation and PN MEP Roberta Metsola and lawyer Bernard Grech are more trusted than Opposition leader and Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia, according to a special edition of the MaltaToday survey published on Sunday.

The survey was carried out between 16 and 20 December. 496 respondents completed the survey in which they were asked whom they trust the most to lead the Nationalist Party. The people were asked whom they trusted the most from a list of potential PN leadership contenders. Bernard Grech, Roberta Metsola, Joe Giglio, Claudio Grech and Adrian Delia were the five names put forward.

The findings show that a Grech-Metsola tandem had the widest appeal across the country. However none of the five names put forward managed to secure a high trust rating, the newspaper noted.

  • Bernard Grech – 15.1%
  • Roberta Metsola – 12.9%
  • Adrian Delia – 10.7%
  • Joe Giglio – 5.9%
  • Claudio Grech – 3.4%

Earlier this month Nationalist MP told Newsbook.com.mt unless their party is radically renewed it will neither save itself not it will be able to save the country. The MPs were reacting to the result of the survey published Sunday on Malta Today crediting Chris Fearne with a bigger trust rating than Adrian Delia.

Gozitans prefer Metsola

Roberta Metsola emerged ahead in Gozo, securing 27.1% of the trust rating on the sister island. Delia had a trust rating of 12.6% in Gozo.

Delia and the pensioners

Delia emerged ahead among those respondents aged 65 and over, with 18.5% preferred Delia among the five names put forward. Bernard Grech was the cohort’s second preference with 15.4%.

Attracting PL votes

Despite Roberta Metsola emerging the strongest against Partit Laburista, none of the five names managed to win back PN voters who voted PL. Metsola manages to get 35.7% against Robert Abela while Bernard Grech registered 34.8% against Abela. If Chris Fearne is elected, Metsola’s trust rating stood at 34% while Bernard Grech’s trust rating stood at 31.5%.

Support for PN increases

According to the survey, the support for the PN increased to 29.5% while PL decreased by two percentage points. The difference between the two major parties stands at 12%.

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