Bulgarian Govt’s Approval Rating Declines in Nov, Pres Most Liked Politician - Poll

Bulgarian Govt’s Approval Rating Declines in Nov, Pres Most Liked Politician - Poll

The performance of the Bulgarian government is approved by 29% of the population in November, down by 2.0 percentage points from September, while its disapproval rating is at 57%, a poll conducted by the National Public Opinion Centre (NPOC) showed.

The approval rate for the performance of prime minister Boiko Borisov declined by three percentage points to 43% in early November, while disapproval stood at 49%, the state-run Bulgarian News Agency reported on Thursday, citing data from NPOC's survey.

Among the politicians, president Rosen Plevneliev topped the ranking with a 52% approval rating, followed by regional development minister Liliyana Pavlova with 50%. Transport minister Ivaylo Moskovski posted the biggest jump in terms of his approval rating, advancing by seven percentage points to 25%.

Four political parties would enter parliament if elections were held today. The centre-right ruling party GERB would garner 24.5% of the votes, two percentage points lower than in September. The Bulgarian Socialist Party would be supported by nearly 19% of the voters, 1.5 percentage points up from September. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms and the Bulgaria for the Citizens Movement, chaired by former EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, would follow with 6.4% and 6.2% of the votes, respectively.

The NPOC survey was conducted among 1,000 respondents between November 1 and 7.

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