May poll shows PM’s ANO party more than 20 points ahead of second placed Pirates


If elections into the Chamber of Deputies were held in May, the ruling ANO party of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš would receive 33.7 percent of the vote, a 2.9 percent increase compared to voter preferences measured in March, ahead of the coronavirus countermeasures adopted by the government. The poll was conducted in the final days of May by polling agency STEM.

The opposition Pirate Party came in second with 12.8 percent of the vote, followed by the Civic Democrats with 11.4 percent. Both parties have seen their share fall compared to previous months.

The Social Democrats, who are currently in coalition with ANO, saw their share of the hypothetical vote rise to 8.9 percent. The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia would come in fifth with 7.3 percent, followed by the right-wing Freedom and Direct Democracy party which would receive 6.5 percent.

The last party to surpass the 5 percent minimum to get into the Chamber of Deputies are the Christian Democrats, with 6.1 percent of the vote. The current opposition TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents parties both polled below the threshold.

The STEM poll suggests voter turnout would see 55 percent of eligible voters turn up to voting stations.