According to a MaltaToday survey published this morning, Prime Minister Robert Abela and the Labour Party have gained further trust by the electorate over the past month, so that if an election were held now, the Labour Party would get a majority of 48,000 votes. This survey was conducted between the end of May and the first few days of this month.
Between the two political party leaders, Labour leader Robert Able is trusted just over 21% more than Nationalist Leader Bernard Grech. Prime Minister Robert Abela’s trust rating has risen by 0.8% over the past month to 50.4% of the electorate. Despite opposition leader Bernard Grech also gaining confidence over the past month, he remains trusted by just 29.3% of the electorate.
This is the second consecutive month that Bernard Grech has gained a majority of less than 30%. In fact, Prime Minister Robert Abela is trusted more than Bernard Grech in every age group, region and even among both women and men. Among the different ages, the Prime Minister is the most trusted between the ages of 51 and 65. Here the Prime Minister gained 57.9% confidence compared to Bernard Grech’s 24.5%.
Grech gained the least trust with the youngest category where with those aged between 16 and 35, Grech gained 24.2% and the Prime Minister gained almost double, 46.3%. Meanwhile in the MaltaToday poll, the Labour Party also continued to record an increase in trust as it currently tallies 45.7% of those polled. This represents an increase of 0.9%.
The same cannot be said for the Nationalist Party as it has seen confidence in it decline by 0.8% to 29.3%. As a result, the gap widened to 16 percentage points. The poll also shows that the Labour Party managed to keep 82.1% of the voters who voted for it in 2017 while the Nationalist Party managed to keep only 70.1% of those who voted in the last general election. Now, 8.4% of those who voted for the Nationalist Party say they will vote for the Labour Party. On the other hand, 1.7% who voted for the Labour Party in the last general election are saying they will now vote for the Nationalist Party.