Harmony, Greens and Farmers dominate party ratings

Two political parties stand head and shoulders above the rest in the latest poll commissioned by LTV on voter intentions with less than a year until Saeima elections, according to the SKDS pollster.

In November the leader remained the Saskana (Harmony) party of Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs, which has almost 20% support among those willing to venture an opinion.

In second place is the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) of Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis on just over 15%.

There is then a large gap before the National Alliance checks in with 7%. No other party even makes it across the 5% support threshold needed to gain seats in Saeima, with the Vienotiba (Unity) party floundering in fifth behind the New Conservative Party (JKP). 

However, SKDS also included a model whereby votes were allocated proportionally once smaller parties had been removed which suggests JKP and Vienotiba might just be able to claim a few Saeima seats apiece with around 6-7% support.

But as ever when it comes to Latvian polls "Do not Know" was the most popular answer among voters with more than 26% of them saying their minds remained undecided. Furthermore, 14% were so fed up with the parties on offer they had no intention of voting at all, meaning that 40% of the electorate remains up for grabs.

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