New poll shows Unidos Podemos 5 points in front of PSOE

June 5, 2016

A new poll published by El País on Saturday evening shows the joint Podemos and United Left electoral list, Unidos Podemos, has surged to a more than five point lead (+5.4) over the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE).

The PSOE receives the same score it was given in May: 20.2% of the vote. The Popular Party is still out in front, on 28.5%, although falls 1.4 points compared to May. Ciudadanos is up 1.1%.

The left-wing parties, Unidos Podemos and the PSOE, add up to 45.8% of the vote, and the right-wing parties, the PP and Ciudadanos, to 45.1%.

Survey respondents chose Unidos Podemos as their preferred party in terms of direct voting intention (i.e. without the polling company adjusting the responses with statistical methods).

All four party leaders—including Ciudadanos’ Albert Rivera, who until now has gotten positive scores—receive negative scores from Spaniards.

If no party were to win an overall majority on June 26, 48% of respondents said they would prefer a left-wing Unidos Podemos-PSOE coalition to govern, and 42% said they would prefer a right-wing PP-Ciudadanos government.

The Spanish election due to take place on Sunday, 26 June 2016, three days after the UK referendum.

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