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Scandal: TV Telma didn’t publish the whole poll

Five days until election day, TV Nova released the results from its latest public opinion poll. Who will be the next prime minister, who mostly protects the national interests, which political option is closer to the views of citizens, these are some of the questions asked on a sample of 1,000 respondents, in the period between October 26- November 11. What’s interesting is that TV Nova’s poll was commissioned by the same rating agency that prepared the field poll for TV Telma. The results of the two polls differ dramatically, and some of the poll questions have not been made public. Therefore, TV Nova presents the entire mood of the electorate.

On the question asked to Macedonian citizens – which politician you trust the most, over 32% said they trust Nikola Gruevski, while SDSM leader Zoran Zaev received support from 14.6% of the respondents. Moreover, 55.8% of the respondents said that Gruevski has realized more of the past election campaign, and only 16.6% said that is Zaev.

When it comes to national interests, the ratio between Gruevski and Zaev is 2: 1. 49.6% of the respondents believe that VMRO-DPMNE leader takes more care for national interests, while 23.2% said that is Zaev.

The poll continues with the question which party is more active in the field – with the citizens, the ratio between the ruling and the opposition party is 5: 1 or 67.2% of respondents believe that are the representatives of VMRO-DPMNE, whereas 11.7 % said that is SDSM .

Almost identical is the result of the question who is better organized in terms of internal organization – 64.1% vs. 14.7%.

43.8% of respondents think their views and opinions are closer to the views of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE, and 22, 5% believe that their views are closer to those of SDSM.

When asked which party would you vote for if elections were to be held tomorrow, 29.7% of respondents said they would vote for VMRO-DPMNE and 20.6% would vote for SDSM.

The Institute for Democracy was also included in the survey published by TV Telma, according to the TV. This NGO, two years ahead of the early elections in 2014, also made a public opinion survey, according to which the difference between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM was 5.2%, but the ruling party won the election with 11% difference. If now the difference is 3%, and is carried out according to the same methodology, math says the difference in this election will be about 8.8% or 160,000 votes.