Party ratings show half of Latvian electorate up for grabs

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According to the latest SKDS political polls produced for Latvian Television, the New Unity (JV) party saw the largest increase in support in November, with its support among voters climbing 1.4%.

Harmony (S) remains the most popular political with 9.5 percent support in November, compared to 10 percent in October.

New Unity is at 7.8 percent support in November, while the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) has 7.4 percent support, down 0.9 percentage points on the previous month.

The National Alliance (NA) and Development/For! (AP) also saw slight increases in their party ratings in November. The National Alliance saw its popularity rise from 5.3 percent in October to 5.6 percent in November, while Development/For!'s popularity rose from 4.6 percent to 4.9 percent.  The Progressives (P) also saw a 0.1 percentage increase in their ratings to 3.7 percent in November.

Meanwhile, the rating of the New Conservative Party (JKP) is at 2.8 percent in November, followed by the Latvian Russian Union (LKS) on 2.7 percent and the Latvian Regional Alliance (LRA) at 2.6 percent. All of these parties also saw a slight rise in popularity in November.

The popularity of Ainars Slesers' Latvia First (LPV) party was at 2.1 percent in November, compared to 2.4 percent in October, while Aldis Gobzems' Law and Order (LuK) party saw its ratings fall from 2.3 percent in October to 1.7 percent in November.

As ever, almost half of the electorate said they were either undecided (29%) or had no intention of voting at all (18%). 1,805 people from all over Latvia took part in the SKDS survey. Half of the respondents were interviewed in person, and half online.

The next scheduled Saeima elections are in October 2022.

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