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President Dalia Grybauskaitė - still the most popular politician in Lithuania

Dalia Grybauskaitė ir Viktoras Uspaskich
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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė remains the country's most popular political figure. She is followed by MEP Viktor Uspaskich, leader of opposition Labor Party, charged with financial fraud, shows a survey published in the daily Lietuvos Rytas.

According to the poll carried out by Vilmorus pollster on 13-23 April, 27.1 percent of respondent said Grybauskaitė was the best representative of their interests, indicating a slight decrease from 27.7 percent a month ago.

The second most popular politician is Uspaskich supported as the best representative of interests by 7.3 percent of those polled in April (7.1 percent in March), while Algirdas Butkevičius, leader of the Social Democrats, was favored by 6.5 percent of respondents, up from 5.2 percent month-on-month.

Parliamentary Speaker Irena Degutienė, leader of the ruling Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, was seen as best representative of voters' interests by 6.5 percent, indicating a decrease from 7.5 percent in March.

However, respondents of another survey indicated Degutienė as the second best favored public figure after Grybauskaitė.

In April, the president was seen as the most favored politician by 69.9 percent of respondents (69.7 percent in March), while she was viewed negatively by 13.1 percent (15.3 percent in March).

Another 47 percent of those polled said Degutienė was the most favored politician (50.4 percent in March) and 28.1 percent expressed disapproval (24.7 percent in March).

Uspaskich, leader of the Labor Party, was favored by 46.5 percent of those polled this month (43.6 percent a month ago) and disliked by 28.3 percent (32.8 percent in March).

The Social Democrats' leader Butkevičius was viewed positively by 40.4 percent of those polled (40.9 percent in March) and negatively by 19.2 percent (20.7 percent last month).

Opposition parties top popularity polls

Lithuania's opposition Labor Party continues heading popularity polls, shows a fresh survey published in the Lietuvos Rytas.

According the poll carried out by Vilmorus pollster on April 13-23, Labor Party would collect votes of 17.8 percent of eligible voters, if elections were held this weekend. The party had support of 18.8 percent last month.

Furthermore, the party is closely followed by the Social Democratic Party that had been at the top of popularity surveys for a long time before. It has been enjoying stable ratings over the past months – 15.7 percent in March and 16.3 percent in April.

Meanwhile, the support to the largest ruling party, Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, dropped from 9.8 percent in March to 8.2 percent this month.

Right-wing parties yielded leading positions to Order and Justice party, which was ahead of them last month. The party's popularity now stands at 11 percent, up from 8.9 percent in March.

According to the poll, other parties would fail to cross the 5-percent threshold in multi-mandate voting.

The ruling Liberal Movement is also below the threshold, with support of 3.2 percent of respondents, down from 5.3 percent a month ago.

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