aA
A new poll shows the Social Democrats holding their position as Lithuania‘s most popular party with 23% of public support as President‘s Dalia Grybauskaitė approval ratings continue to fall.
Algirdas Butkevičius, Dalia Grybauskaitė
Algirdas Butkevičius, Dalia Grybauskaitė
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

Despite a raft of scandals hitting the party during the month, the Social Democrats increased their support slightly while the President's approval rating fell again from 54.1% to 51.7%, according to a new public opinion from Vilmorus.

The poll contradicts the findings of another poll on Friday which showed Prime Minister Butkevičius' ratings falling 7 points in February, and the Social Democrats, suffering a 5-point drop in support to 21%.

The Vilmorus poll found the most popular politician in Lithuania was still Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis, with Social Democrats‘ leader Algirdas Butkevičius in second place, and President Dalia Grybauskaitė in third.

Commenting on the president‘s falling ratings, Vladas Gaidys, the head of Vilimorus, said that: “they are decreasing for a second month in a row. And the result is almost the lowest in two terms.”

The poll found the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats were the country‘s second most popular party at 9.9% (up from 9.1%) closely followed by the Liberal Movement at 8.7% down from 9.6%, and the Order and Justice Party virtually unchanged at 7.4%. The Peasant and Greens Union rose from 5.9% a month ago to 7.1% in February, while Labour party support fell to 6.8%, from 7.7%.

Conservative leader Gabriel Landsbergis remains unpopular with an approval rating of just 21% and 45% of voters having a negative opinion of him. In contrast Liberal Movement leader Masiulis remains popular with an approval rating of 41.4%, and just 21.6% of voters holding a negative view of him.

The Vilmours poll found Ramūnas Karbauskis, the head of the Peasant and Greens Union, was the fourth most popular politician in Lithuania, with Kaunas mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis is the fifth. Liberal Movement leader Eligijus Masiulis is in sixth place, while Foreign Affairs Minister Linas Linkevičius, Vilnius mayor Remigijus Šimašius, leader of the Labour Party Valentinas Mazuronis and Defence Minister Juozas Olekas round out the top 10.

Order and Justice chairman Rolandas Paksas also rated poorly among voters with just 28.8% approving of his performance while 45.2% of people viewed him unfavourably. Labour Party Chairman Valentine Mazuronis approval and disapproval ratings were almost evenly split at 33.9% and 32.3% respectively.

DELFI

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Lithuania mulls setting up virtual flag airline

The Lithuanian Transport Ministry proposes to set up a virtual flag carrier to reduce the country's...

Lithuania provides assistance to Belarus to fight COVID-19

On 3 June, in response to Belarus’ request for international assistance, the Government adopted a...

Foreign minister: EU's external borders unlikely to open until late June

The European Union 's external borders may remain closed until late June, Lithuanian Foreign...

3 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Wednesday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, Lithuania has already...

Lithuania gives nod to relaunch flights to 3 more countries

The government on Wednesday gave the green light for airlines to relaunch regular flights from...

Top news

Foreign minister: EU's external borders unlikely to open until late June

The European Union 's external borders may remain closed until late June, Lithuanian Foreign...

Lithuania mulls setting up virtual flag airline

The Lithuanian Transport Ministry proposes to set up a virtual flag carrier to reduce the country's...

Colombian student in Vilnius: once you go to other countries, you open a door that may be difficult to close

Colombian student Jorge Andres Agudelo Zuniga came to Vilnius in 2018 for studies via Australia. He...

Actor Gediminas Girdvainis passes away

Lithuanian theater and film actor Gediminas Girdvainis died at the age of 76 on Wednesday, the head...

3 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Wednesday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, Lithuania has already...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina