If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, which political force would Armenian citizens vote for? The Armenia Office of the Gallup International Association has carried out a public opinion poll to reveal the initial rating of the political forces running for parliament and to find out which parties and alliances are likely to cross the threshold of 5% and 7% respectively.
The survey was conducted among 1,146 adults all over Armenia from February 23 to March 2. Gallup International Association’s Armenia Office Director Aram Navasardyan presented the results to reporters today.
If the elections were held next Sunday, which political party or alliance would you vote for?
Tsarukyan Alliance – 26.4%
Republican Party of Armenia – 22.8%
Yelk Alliance – 4.3%
Armenian Revolutionary Federation – 3.9%
Free Democrats Party – 3.4%
Armenian Renaissance – 2.7%
Congress-people’s Party Alliance – 2.6%
Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanian alliance – 1.8%
Communist Party of Armenia – 1%
Aram Navasardyan said 14.1%of participants refused to respond, another 17% found it hard to answer. He said, however, that the election campaign can change much. Besides, Ashot Navasardyan said, the study has not referred to regional voting, which, he said, could also affect the indices of lower-ranked forces.
According to the results of the poll, 59% of respondents say they will definitely participate in the elections, 25.7% are likely to participate, 4.3% are likely not to participate, while 7.1 will definitely not participate in the voting.
Aram Navasardyan said they expect 50-60% voter turnout.