Nikol Pashinyan remain most popular politician in Armenia – survey
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 19, ARMENPRESS. According to the recent survey conducted by GALLUP International Association in Armenia, Prime Minister of Armenia NIkol Pashinyan remains the most popular politician in Armenia, ARMENPRESS reports Director of the Armenian Office of Gallup International Association Aram Navasardyan presented the results of the survey in a press conference.
The survey was carried out from February 15-17.
The participants of the survey evaluated their attitude towards politicians on a scale of 1-5 points. PM Pashinyan received 2.8 points, President Armen Sarkissian received 2.3 points, first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan received 1.7 points, 2nd President Robert Kocharyan received 2 points, 3rd President Serzh Sargsyan received 1.7 points, head of ''Prosperous Armenia'' Party Gagik Tsarukyan received 2.2 points, head of ''Bright Armenia'' Party Edmon Marukyan received 1.8 points, head of ''Fatherland'' Party Artur Vanetsyan received 1.5 points, leader of ''Fatherland Salvation Movement'' Vazgen Manukyan received 1.6 points and representative of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Ishkhan Saghatelyan received 1.6 points.
37.1% of the participants said that snap elections are definitely necessary, 21.3% said that it would be better to hold snap elections, 13.6% said it would not be better to hold snap elections and 19.7% said that snap elections are not necessary. Overall, nearly 58% said that there is a necessity for snap elections.
41.2% of the participants said that the elections should be held under Nikol Pashinyan's leadership, 28.2% said that the elections should be organized without Nikol Pashinyan's leadership and 7.9% said that the elections should be organized by the interim government proposed by the opposition.
The participants were also asked which party they would vote for if parliamentary elections were held on Sunday. The "My Step" faction received 33.1%, the "Prosperous Armenia" party - 4.4%, the "Bright Armenia" party - 2.6%, the "Republican Party of Armenia" - 2.2%, the "Armenian Revolutionary Federation" party - 2.2%. "Fatherland" party - 0.9%, "Republic" party - 0.7%, "Sasna Tsrer" - 0.4%, "Citizen's decision" - 0.2%, etc. There were responses also regarding individuals - 5.6% said they would vote for Robert Kocharyan, 0.9% for Vazgen Manukyan. The option "No vote for anyone" was chosen by 27.2% of the respondents.
38.8% of the respondents said Pashinyan should remain in post, 43.6 said he should step down. 17.6% found it difficult to answer. Navasardyan noted that if during the previous survey conduced on November 12, 2020 35% of the respondents said Pashinyan should resign, not this number has increased by nearly 9%.