Eight parties would enter parliament if the elections were held today. This is shown by a nationally representative survey by the Mediana agency. The research was carried out in the period August 30 – September 4 among 1008 adult citizens, through a direct standardized interview. The study is a research project of the Mediana agency and was carried out with the agency’s own funds.
22.8% of those asked would vote for GERB-SDS, and 17.1% for “We continue the Change” (PP), Mediana data show. The support for “BSP for Bulgaria” is 13.3 percent, for “Vazrazhdane” – 12.5%, in fifth position is DPS with 11.1%. There is such a people (ITN) party received the votes of 6.9% of the people who participated in the survey, and Democratic Bulgaria (DB) and Bulgarian Rise – 5.5%. “Stand up, Bulgaria” remain below the 4 percent barrier with 3.4 percent support.
Nearly 52% of respondents answered that President Rumen Radev is a good politician. About 25% of people consider GERB leader Boyko Borisov to be a good politician. In third place, the respondents ranked the chairman of “Bulgarian Rise” Stefan Yanev with 22%, followed by the leader of BSP Kornelia Ninova with 20% approval. The co-chairman of “Continuing the Change” Kiril Petkov and the chairperson of “Stand Up Bulgaria” Maya Manolova are considered good politicians by 17% of the people, and the other co-chairman of PP Asen Vassilev – by 15 percent. With 14% approval are the leader of the DPS Mustafa Karadai, the co-chairman of “Democratic Bulgaria” Hristo Ivanov and the chairman of “Vazrazhdane” Kostadin Kostadinov. The leader of “There is such a people” Slavi Trifonov is considered a good politician by 13% of the people asked, the chairman of VMRO Krasimir Karakachanov – by 10 percent, and the co-chairman of DB Atanas Atanasov – by 8%.
More than 67% of people answer that the material situation in their family has worsened in the last year, and 7% answer that it is “better now”. The remaining 26% of respondents answered that there was no difference.
The expectation of 29% of the respondents is that their financial situation will worsen a lot in the next 12 months. Over 31% of people answered that their material situation “will get a little worse”. About 12% do not expect any changes, and 7% believe that their material situation will improve in the next year. Over 9% responded with “I’m afraid we’re going to be in dire straits.”
When asked “what does the country expect” in the coming year, 72 percent of people answered “deterioration”, 4 percent – “improvement”, and 21% – “maintaining this situation”. The difference of up to 100% is at the expense of the people who did not express an opinion, specifies from “Mediana”.
About 40 percent of the respondents believe that they will have to save on heating and food in the coming months, 35% of people answered “probably yes” and 14% answered “probably not”. Almost 6% of the respondents do not think that they will have to save on food and heating. The difference up to 100% is due to the people who did not express an opinion.
About 64% of the people who participated in the research are of the opinion that Bulgaria should buy gas from Russia if they sell it to us cheaper than other suppliers. Fourteen percent think we shouldn’t buy gas from Russia, even if it’s cheaper, and 22 percent can’t decide.