Portuguese Socialists enjoy poll supremacy

The February reports from Aximage and Eurosondagem, Portugal’s two polling organisations, have been released, showing the governing Socialist Party (PS) continuing with a clear lead over the opposition Social Democrats (PSD). There is quite a difference between the two polls, with a PS lead of 15.6 points according to Aximage, compared to ‘only’ 8.6 with Eurosondagem (see chart below). The smaller parties, including the Socalists’ two left-wing coalition partners, are credited with broadly similar scores in both surveys.

 

 

EUROSONDAGEM
Voting intentions, per cent (change on 13 Jan poll)

Socialist Party * (PS) 37.8 (+0.5)
Social Democratic Party (PSD) 29.2 (-0.8)
Left Bloc * (BE) 9.2 (-0.3)
Communist-Green Coalition * (CDU) 8.3 (+0.5)
Christian Democrats/People’s Party (CDS/PP) 7.0 (+0.1)
Others / “blank” vote 8.5 (nc)

* Denotes current coalition government member

Fieldwork: 01.02-08.02.2017. Released: 10.02.2017. Participants: 1017. Methodology: Telephone poll. Media partner: Expresso.

 

AXIMAGE
Voting intentions, per cent (change on 13 Jan poll)

Socialist Party * (PS) 42.0 (+0.3)
Social Democratic Party (PSD) 26.4 (+1.3)
Left Bloc * (BE) 8.4 (-0.7)
Communist-Green Coalition * (CDU) 7.9 (+1.0)
Christian Democrats/People’s Party (CDS/PP) 5.0 (-1.8)
Others / “blank” vote/ unsure 10.3 (-0.1)

* Denotes current coalition government member

Fieldwork: 05.02-08.02.2017. Released: 11.02.2017. Participants: 601. Methodology: Telephone poll. Media partners: Correio da Manha, Negocios.

 

 

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