The Popular Party continues its rise in vote estimation and would remain only 3.5 points behind the PSOE, which would maintain the first position although it falls compared to last month, always in the event that general elections are held today. This is clear from the June Barometer of the Sociological Research Center (CIS) made public this Friday, in the middle of the debate on the pardons to the prisoners of the procés and two months after the Madrid elections in which the PP of Isabel Díaz Ayuso devastated.
The Socialists would remain with 27.4% of the support, five tenths lower than in the May Barometer, and 6 tenths less than in the 2019 general elections, while the PP would climb positions and achieve 23.9% of the votes, six tenths more than last month.
Vox, on the other hand, although it would remain in third position, would lose support, predictably due to the rise of the popular ones, which continue to be driven in the polls after Ayuso’s overwhelming victory in the Madrid elections: compared to 13.7% of the votes in May , would now achieve 13%.
United We could obtain a significant improvement, going from 10.4% in May to 12% in June. It would also get a few more Citizen votes, which goes from 5.3% to 5.7% of the votes. Y Más País, which would climb three tenths and would stand at 4.1% of support. Likewise, ERC would experience an improvement, from 3% of the votes that the sociological institute gave in May to 3.6% now.
The 3,814 interviews in the survey were conducted from June 2 to 15, 2021 and, therefore, in the midst of the right-wing campaign against pardons. The study coincides with the beginning of the collection of signatures by the PP against these pardons or with the concentration of the Plaza de Colón in Madrid last Sunday in which there was less attendance than in previous protests supported by PP, Ciudadanos and Vox and that was carried out mainly by the extreme right.
Yolanda Díaz unseats Sánchez as the best valued leader
No political leader that the CIS asks for approves in citizen evaluation, according to data published this Friday. The best valued is, however, the third vice president and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, who obtains a 4.6 and who unseats the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, from the throne for the first time, who nevertheless improves his assessment by two tenths from the previous barometer and obtained a score of 4.5 out of 10. He was followed by Íñigo Errejón, from Más País, with 4.2.
Further away is the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, who obtains a 3.5 average mark, only one tenth more than the president of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, who remains with a 3.4. The leader worst valued by citizens would be, on the other hand, the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, with a 2.7.