- July 14, 2014
EAPL raises in popularity
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (EAPL) raises in popularity after its success in the election. According to the poll published today by Spinter Research, if the parliamentary election was held this Sunday, 3.9% of Lithuanian citizens would vote for EAPL.
The data is based on survey conducted in June. The polls from May indicated that 3.2.% of Lithuanian citizens would have voted for EAPL, which means that the support for the party has risen about 20% in a month.
It is worth pointing out that, compared with the poll results, the actual support for the party is almost three times higher, about 10%.
The EAPL candidate Waldemar Tomaszewski received 8.4% of the votes in the recent presidential election, and Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania itself received 8.1% of the votes in the European Parliament election of 2014; at the same time, the polls conducted by Spinter Research indicated only barely over 3% support.
The actual support for the party and the support indicted by the polls usually differ; the polls indicate that EAPL is three times less popular than in reality.
The inaccuracy of those polls can be proven by the divide between the official popularity of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania and the actual one. The polls from May indicated 24.6% support for the Social Democrats, while the party received only 17.3% of votes in the European Parliament election of 2014. According to the poll published today, 22.9% of the Lithuanian citizens would vote for the Social Democrats (the May results: 24.6%).
Based on sprinter.lt and our own research.
Translated by Michał M. Kowalski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.