Ruling Lfgu remains most popular party
The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) continues to top popularity rankings, with 26 per cent of respondents saying they would vote for it if general elections were held next Sunday, according to a survey conducted by the pollster RAIT for BNS.
The conservative Homeland Union–lithuanian Christian Democrats holds onto its number two spot with 10 per cent support, but the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Movement are hot on its heels with 9 per cent each.
The conservatives’ popularity dropped by 4 percentage points over the month. Changes in other parties’ rankings were within the error margin.
The survey was conducted before prosecutors said they suspected the Liberal Movement of having indirectly received illegal financial support from MG Baltic, one of the country’s biggest business groups.
With support from 3 per cent of respondents, the Order and Justice party is the closest to clearing the 5 per cent hurdle required to enter the Seimas.
Two per cent of those polled said they would vote for the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–christian Families Alliance, the Lithuanian Freedom Union and the Lithuanian Greens Party each.
The survey shows that all of Lithuania’s top-ranking politicians continue to enjoy rather high approval ratings.
PM Saulius Skvernelis was rated favorably by 67 per cent of respondents last month, followed by President Dalia Grybauskaite with 63 per cent, LFGU chairman Ramunas Karbauskis with 51 per cent and Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, with 49 per cent.