Popularity of Croatia's ruling SDP party drops to 28.5% in July.

By bne IntelliNews July 6, 2012
Croatia's Social Democratic Party (SDP), which has been leading the countrys new government since the end of last year, received a 28.5% support in the latest public opinion poll carried out by CRO Demoskop in the first days of July, news portal Bankamagazine reported. The support was down 1.6pps m/m. The main opposition party, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), ranked second, grabbing an 18.7% support, up by 1.6% m/m, while the Croatian Labour Party won 7.5%, down by 0.6pps m/m. The most popular politician, according to the poll, was President Ivo Josipovic, who won attracted 37.6%, up from 32.2% a month earlier. He was followed by former central bank governor Zeljko Rohatinski with a 7.2% support, up 0.3pps. PM Zoran Milanovic won only 6.5% of the support in July (versus 11.6% in June). The most unpopular politician was economy minister Radimir Cacic who collected 29.6% of the negative votes in July.

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