17 Jun, 2023 @ 19:15
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Spain’s state-run pollster predicts most votes for Socialists at July 23 general election

A polling station in Barcelona
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SPAIN’S state-run Centre for Sociological Research (CIS) has released its latest polling data ahead of the July 23 snap general election, which puts the Socialist Party narrowly ahead of the conservative Popular Party (PP). 

The CIS, however, is widely slammed by critics for being biassed toward the Socialists, who are currently governing in a coalition with leftist Unidas Podemos (Together we Can). The institution is run by Jose Felix Tezanos, who is a former Socialist Party politician. 

The latest survey predicts that the Socialists will win 31.2% of the vote at the election, with the PP close behind with 30.7%. 

The data, however, marks the narrowest distance between the two parties since July 2022, when the CIS poll put the PP ahead of the Socialists. 

For the first time, the CIS survey includes Podemos within the new leftist alliance Sumar (Unite), despite the fact that the group only signed up to join last Friday, which was before the polling was carried out. 

The survey predicts that Sumar will be the third-most-voted party, with 14.3% of support from Spaniards. Far-right Vox is next, with 10.6% of the vote. 

The poll also excludes centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens), which has opted not to run at the general election after the party’s dismal showing at the May 28 local and regional elections.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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