Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–45 percent of people like Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Georgian Dream coalition’s candidate for president, while 48 percent like Davit Bakradze, who most likely will be the National Movement’s candidate.

When asked who they would want as president, however, the figures are a little different. 29 percent say they would like to see Margvelashvili in that post, while 10 percent would like to have the UNM candidate as their president.

These are some of the results of a new poll carried out by the National Democratic Institute, which on Monday published political part of the survey. 26 percent say they don’t know who they would like to have as their next president. 7 percent don’t like any of the proposed candidates, while 8 percent say they would vote for someone else.

52 percent of those questioned say that the Georgian Dream coalition is closest to them politically. The number has decreased by 8 percentage points compared to the previous poll in March. 10 percent say UNM is closer to them – same as in last survey.

Patriarch Ilia II remains the most liked person in Georgia with 92 percent support, followed by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who has 69 percent support. In March, 75 percent liked him. 61 percent like Davit Usupashvili, Speaker of Parliament. 66 percent said they liked him in March.

If there were local elections tomorrow, 54 percent would vote for Georgian Dream, 10 percent would vote for UNM, 19 percent don’t know who they would vote for, while 7 percent refused to answer.

The survey was conducted June 12-26 on the basis of answers from 2 338 persons and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.