Progressives leave other parties far behind in new poll

BELGRADE -- The ruling Serb Progressive Party (SNS) enjoys the support of 36 percent of Serbians, a new Faktor Plus poll has shown.

A scene from Zemun on Thursday, where local elections are expected to be scheduled (B92)
A scene from Zemun on Thursday, where local elections are expected to be scheduled (B92)

Beta is reporting that the opposition Democratic Party (DS), and the three-party coalition around the ruling Socialists (SPS) came in second and third with 15.3 and 11.8 percent respectively.

The telephone survey was conducted this month on a sample of 1,280 adult respondents across the entire territory of Serbia.

According to the Faktor Plus research, the parties that would pass the five-percent election threshold are the opposition Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), backed by 7.3 percent of respondents, the ruling United Regions of Serbia (URS) (5.2 percent), and the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) with 5.1 percent.

The most popular party leader is the Serbian Progressive Party's Aleksandar Vučić, with 56 percent of respondents giving him their approval, followed by Democratic Party president Dragan Đilas and Serbian Socialist Party head Ivica Dačić, with 23 percent each.