Respondents were asked to name which parties they would vote for if elections were to take place in the nearest future. 11.2% of the polled said they would vote for the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD), while also 11.2% would support Democrats For Lithuania. In June, the parties were named by 13.4% and 11.6% of the respondents respectively.
The Social Democratic Party (LSDP) was slightly behind in July and ranked third named by 10.1% of the polled, compared with 11.2% in June.
In July, 7.4% of the respondents said they would vote for the Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), up from 6.4% in June.
The Liberal Movement closed the top five with 6.6% of support, up from 5.5% in June.
According to the poll, other three parties would not surpass the 5% vote threshold if elections were to take place in the immediate future. The party Freedom and Justice would receive 4.8% of votes (5.1% in June), the Freedom Party – 4.5% (3.6% in June), while the Labour Party – 2.5% (2.9% in June).
Additionally, 9.5% of the respondents mentioned other parties, 14.2% said they would not vote, while 18% were either undecided or did not answer the question.
The poll names parties and political movements that were mentioned by more than 2% of survey participants.
People were also asked who in their opinion is the most suitable to hold the prime minister’s position. In July, 15.6% of the polled named incumbent Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė (19.2% in June). Former prime minister Saulius Skvernelis was second on the list, named by 12.4% of the polled in July (12.5% in June).
Meanwhile, Social Democratic leader Vilija Blinkevičiūtė was named by 6.3% of the polled in July, followed by Parliament Speaker Viktorija Čmiltyė-Nielsen (4.7%), former health minister now MP Aurelijus Veryga (4.6%), Farmers and Greens party (LVŽS) leader Ramūnas Karbauskis (3.5%), European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius (3.3%), former minister of energy Rokas Masiulis (2.7%), MP Algirdas Butkevičius (2.4%) and Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė (2.1%).
People were also asked to assess the Government’s activities and 4.5% of them evaluated the Government positively, 27.9% rather positively, while 30.6% rather negatively and 5.8% negatively.
The poll was conducted on 18-28 July and 1,013 individuals aged 18-75 years took part. 50% were polled by phone, while 50% online.