THE POPULARITY of the ruling coalition parties is decreasing. The latest survey by the ÚVVM polling agency , which is part of the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic, showed that the popularity of the major ruling party Smer dropped by almost 2 percent over September, to 44.8 percent, the SITA newswire wrote.
The opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) came in second with an almost 2-point increase in support, to 13.6 percent. The Slovak National Party (SNS) was third with support of 10.6 percent, down 0.4 points.
Support for the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) fell 1.2 points, to 9.4 percent.
20. Oct 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by the Spectator staff from press reports