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Poll confirms Ivanishvili coalition’s lead

by | Oct 6, 2013
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A Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner poll confirms that Giorgi Margvelashvili is likely to win the presidential election. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–A new party poll ordered by the president’s administration shows that 43 percent of Georgians support the Georgian Dream coalition’s candidate for president, while 22 percent supports the National Movement candidate.

The poll, which was conducted by Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Reasearch, shows that 43 percent of respondents support Giorgi Margvelashvili from the Georgian Dream colition, while 22 percent support Davit Bakradze, the UNM candidate.

Among the other candidates, 8 percent support Nino Burjanadze from the Democratic Movement, 5 percent the Labor Party’s Shalva Natelashvili, while Koba Davitashvili, MP of the Georgian Dream coalition and Giorgi Targamadze from Christian Democrats have 1 percent support each.

17 percent didn’t answer.

Respondents were also asked about Georgia’s aspirations, and the answers show that 80 percent support Georgia’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO.

According to the survey, 66 percent do not support Prime Minister Ivanishvili’s policy to stimulate economic development in the last weeks and months; 25 percent support it.

The president administration says in a statement that it ordered the survey because of the great public interest in the October 27 presidential election.

The survey was conducted between 15 and 21 September and 1 204 people were questioned. The margin of error is 2-3 percent.



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