Georgian Dream leads party ratings
Ruling party leads in Georgia’s parliamentary vote: Exit polls
The results of the next poll of the population on the popularity of parties published in Georgia
In comparison with other political parties, it has a majority in parliament «Georgian dream» is the most popular among the citizens of the country. Thus, this party was called the closest to their views by 31% of respondents, while 25% believe that none of the Georgian parties reflects their views, and 24% — refused to answer this question.
At the same time, among the opposition forces, the most popular — party of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili «United national movement» (UNM), although overall it has only 5% support.
These are the results of another study conducted in Georgia on December 17-24, 2020 by an American non-governmental organization. – National Democratic Institute (NDI).
According to the study, 50% of respondents are satisfied with the work of the Georgian government, 38% — unhappy, and 11% — not decided on the opinion.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia’s approval rating — 46%, while President Salome Zurabishvili is only 15%. Gakharia’s work as «average» assessed by 32% of survey participants, but how «bad» — 17%. At the same time, 36% of respondents dislike Zurabishvili, and 34% assess her activities as «average».
At the same time, the number of those who believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction has dropped to 38% (53% in January 2020). At the same time, 22% (24% last year) of those polled by the NDI believe that Georgia does not change at all. At the same time, the number of respondents who believe that Georgia is currently a democratic country increased to 45% (33% — last year), 42% (59% — Last year) — do not agree with this.
Interestingly, the results of the NDI poll were released at the height of the political crisis in Georgia, which began after the parliamentary elections in October 2020. Eight opposition parties that won seats in the Georgian parliament of the tenth convocation accuse the ruling «Georgian dream», received 48.22% of the vote (90 out of 150 seats in parliament), in falsifying the voting results. As a result, five parties officially resigned from their parliamentary mandates..
According to the results of the poll, 76% of the respondents want to see the elected parties in parliament. To the question: «… In order for the new parliament to meet the interests of people like me, it is important that all elected parties participate in the activities of parliament.» — 76% of respondents answered positively, and 13% — negatively.
It is noteworthy that Georgia’s international partners recognize the legitimacy of the Georgian elections and believe that in order to reveal the seriousness of violations, the opposition should seek this not by boycotting, but by appealing the violations in court. Representatives of the diplomatic corps have repeatedly voiced this position in the media.
Pandemic COVID-19In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”
60% of NDI respondents believe the Georgian government is coping well with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, 33% hold the opposite opinion, and 7% said that — don’t know.
At the same time, 39% expect the situation with coronavirus to worsen, 33% believe that «the worst is over», and 22% have no opinion in this regard.
At the same time, according to an NDI survey, there is a fairly high number of opponents of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. So, according to the results of the survey, 41% of the study participants said they want to be vaccinated and, if the vaccine is acceptable for children, they would be vaccinated against coronavirus, but 41% of NDI respondents are against vaccination, and 17% said they had not yet decided. At the same time, after another NDI survey made in June, the number of Georgian «anti-axers» decreased by 5 percent.
Interestingly, according to the December NDI study, there are fewer opponents of coronavirus vaccinations among men, as well as among people with higher education..
According to an NDI survey, the top five issues of concern to the Georgian population include: employment (46%), poverty (37%), price increases / inflation (31%), territorial integrity of Georgia (22%), coronavirus (16%). At the same time, 59% of NDI respondents consider themselves unemployed. 32% of survey participants said that the welfare of their families has deteriorated over the past five years, 23% — which has improved, and 45% — what hasn’t changed.
The results of the latest NDI survey confirmed the traditionally high level of popular support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration. Thus, 80% of respondents said that they support the goal declared by the Georgian authorities to join the European Union, while 8% of respondents were against, and 12% said they had no opinion on this issue..
As for NATO, 74% of Georgians want to see the country in the North Atlantic Alliance, 9% are against, 16% — undecided.
The survey, which was conducted in the form of a telephone interview due to the pandemic, was attended by 2,053 people. The statistical error of the survey is 1.1 percentage points.