site.btaMarket Links/bTV Poll: Power-Sharing Parties Continue to Lose Support, President Remains with Top Approval
A new poll by Market Links/bTV shows that Continue the Change party continues to lose support on the back of multiple crises, that the formerly ruling GERB fail to capitalize on that and increase their popularity and that President Rumen Radev continues to top the personal ratings. The poll was presented Tuesday on the morning programme of bTV.
It was held between April 29 and May 8 through face-to-face and online interviews. The number of respondents was not specified.
President Radev gets 48% approval and 33% disapproval. Second comes former caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev (28% approval and 72% disapproval) and third is former Prime Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borissov (22% and 65%, respectively). Next come Vazrazhdane leader Kostadin Kostadinov (19% and 58%), Prime Minister Kiril Petkov (17% and 68%), There Is Such a People leader Slavi Trifonov (17% and 63%), Socialist leader and Economy Minister Korneliya Ninova (16% and 70%), Democratic Bulgaria leader Hristo Ivanov (11% and 67%) and Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Mustafa Karadayi (10% and 81%).
Bulgarians are overwhelmed by a sense of insecurity and feel that the government does not really know what to do, makes mistakes and corrects them as it goes, social analyst Dobromil Zhivkov commented on bTV. He also believes that people feel a lack of strong leadership.
The poll also shows that approval for Parliament has come down to 8% from 22% between January and April.