As the European Parliament and local elections approach, interest in what might the result be increases. It-Torċa, MaltaToday and Illum carry stories based on surveys the newspapers carried or commissioned.
The general sentiment indicated by the numbers indicate that the Labour Party will win the forthcoming elections. Vincent Marmara’s survey on It-Torċa indicate a 16% gap between the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party, which translates in circa 48,000 votes. MaltaToday‘s survey on the other hand, with less than three weeks to go before the European election, polls show vote margin 15%, translating itself in a 45,000 vote gap. MaltaToday also publishes the trust rating of the leaders, where Joseph Muscat enjoys 51.7% support, contrary to the 21.2% that Adrian Delia has. Illum reports that the PN is resigned to the idea, of managing an electoral gap within the 40,000s.
The survey shows that the PL’s third seat may be a hot contest between Alex Agius Saliba and Josianne Cutajar. On the PN side, Frank Psaila retains second place behind Metsola with 2.9% of voter preferences but the newcomer experienced a drop of 1.5 points over the April result. Incumbent MEP David Casa has 2% of voter preferences while newcomer Peter Agius with 1.8%.