November 2008 Poll Averages
Overall Monthly Report: Continuity continued
How many ways to write the same story. While there are some interesting variations among polls (to be covered in the next post) the overall story of Slovakia’s party support remains astoundingly consistent. This month takes the edge off of some extremes in last month, most notably last month’s peak performance by Smer (the result of a major rise in its FOCUS numbers which this month have receded somewhat, though they remain higher than before) and valley numbers for SMK (also thanks to unusual FOCUS numbers). This simply puts every party back at their overall recent averages:
This long-term graph of poll results for coalition and non-coalition parties shows a slight drop in the coalitions performance because (unlike in October) there was no Smer increase to balance weakness in SNS and HZDS:
The long-term graph of poll results for (loosely defined) party “blocs” parties shows very little change over time.
And as always (of late), the month’s distribution of parliamentary seats shows a near majority by Smer. If the election were held today, it would have its choice of a single partner.
As always, the actual polling numbers are available online at Google Docs:
And the most recent three months are below in tabular format (using “iframe” which may not work on all browsers).