Podemos in Free-Fall in Spanish Opinion Polls.
Populist Party Losing Popularity.
17th July Simple Lógia.
Evolution of Podemos support:
From 31% (December 2014) to the present, 14,9%
More (just out)
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s governing People’s Party (PP) and the main opposition socialists (PSOE) have pulled well ahead of anti-establishment party Podemos ahead of national elections later this year, polls showed on Sunday.
Voter support for the center-right PP stood at 29.1 percent while the PSOE was on 25.1 percent, according to a survey by pollsters GAD3 published in Spanish daily ABC.
Support for Podemos, which transformed Spain’s political landscape in mid-June when leftist municipal coalitions it backed took power in four of the country’s five biggest cities, fell to 15.0 percent.
A second survey, by research firm Simple Logica and published on news portal larepublica.es, produced a similar result.
The findings contrast with recent polls that have shown the three parties running virtually neck-and-neck. In a survey from Metroscopia, considered the benchmark in Spain, published in El Pais on July 5, they all stood at between 21.5 and 23 percent.
Both the GAD3 and Simple Logica surveys questioned around 1,000 voters. The former was conducted between June 23 and July 8 and the latter from July 1-9.
The parliamentary elections are expected to take place in November.
One of the problems about “populism” is that it evaporates when a movement is not “popular”
Some on the British left, who bathed the reflected glory of Syriza when it won a merited victory, are now fighting to the last impoverished Greek against Alexis Tsipras.
Now that the party of Pablo Inglesias is not doing well, can we expect the same people to turn on Podemos?
Note: we cannot blame this on the fall-out from the present state of the Greek crisis as the score really began to go down in March.