THE PP has scooped the top spot in the latest opinion poll, showing its strongest result in recent months.
The PSOE came second, closely followed by anti-corruption party Podemos.
Of those asked, 28.6% said they would vote for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s PP party, still a dramatic fall from the 44.6% with which it won the 2011 elections.
Around a fifth of those who voted for the PP in 2011 would abstain in this year’s elections, according to the poll.
Meanwhile the PSOE would take 23.4% of the vote, down from 28.8% in 2011, and Podemos – which has come top in a number of recent opinion polls – would come third with 23.2%.
The survey was carried out by pollsters NC Report, interviewing 1,600 Spaniards from December 9 to December 30.