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The latest public opinion poll commissioned by the news website Delfi and conducted by the pollster Spinter Tyrimai revealed that two parties were at the top of the rating table as they were equally popular in July.
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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.

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