Reform Party continues to top approval ratings

  • 2019-09-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia's opposition Reform Party continues to enjoy the status of being by far the most popular political party in Estonia, followed the senior member of the three-party government coalition, the Center Party, in second and its junior partner Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) in third place, it appears from the latest survey commissioned by public broadcaster ERR and carried out by pollster Turu-uuringute AS.  

Support for the Reform Party stood at 32 percent in September, that for the Center Party at 21 percent, EKRE at 19 percent, the opposition Social Democratic party at nine percent, the third member of the government coalition Isamaa at six percent, the non-parliamentary Estonia 200 at five percent, the Estonian Greens below the election threshold at two percent and the Richness of Life Party at one percent. The Free Party garnered the support of zero percent of the respondents.

The Reform Party was supported in August by 34 percent of the participants in the previous survey, thus the party saw a slight decline month over month. Support for the Center Party decreased one percent compared with August, whereas that for EKRE rose three percent.

Turu-uuringute AS polled a total of 1,040 people from Sept. 5 to 16 -- 525 of them online and 515 by way of face-to-face interviews. The margin of error does not exceed ±3.10 percent per 1,000 respondents surveyed.