The most popular party is still New Unity (Jaunā Vienotība, JV), whose rating increased by 1% with 11.5% of those surveyed saying they would vote for it if elections took place tomorrow.
Perhaps more significantly, opposition populist party Latvija In First Place (LPV) added 1.7% to its support and rose to 10% and second place in the rankings – the first time it has hit such heights. It is currently running a vocal campaign to dissolve the Saeima, and the figures suggest it would likely do well if that were to happen.
Another opposition party, the Progressives (P), also received a significant surge in support from 6.5% in May to 9% in June, while the formerly second-placed Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) tumbled into fourth place with 7.5% support (down from 8.9% in May).
The nationalist National Alliance (NA), the second of the three current coalition parties, saw it rating fairly steady at 6.6% in June (6.4% in May), but June was a forgettable month for the United List (Apvienotais saraksts, AS) in every respect. Its presidential candidate, Uldis Pīlēns, failed in his bid for the top job and his party saw its support plateau at 5.8% – the same as in May.
Of other parties, only For Stability (S!) managed to muster 5% support from voters. Several parties that were influential parts of the previous government, including the Conservatives (K), Par!, and Latvia's Development (LA) now barely register their continued existence, with support of only about 1% each.
As usual, a third of the electorate remains either undecided about its voting intentions (20.7%), or has no intention of voting at all (13%).
While there is still more than three years until the next scheduled elections in 2026, the figures will give food for thought to those currently conducting negotiations over a potential government shake-up. The two parties being wooed by New Unity – the Progressives and ZZS – both stand higher in the polls than existing parters the National Alliance and United List.
The poll carried out by SKDS for LTV surveyed 1,797 Latvian citizens of voting age.