ArmInfo. Second RA President Robert Kocharian's "Armenia" bloc has outstripped Nikol Pashinyan's "Civil Contract" party for the first time in the final election poll "Bets are made!" by the MPG consulting company, topping the list of the RA political forces participating in the June 20 elections.
Thus, according to the poll, 28.7% of respondents are ready to vote for the "Armenia" bloc, with a small margin followed by the "Civil Contract" with the support of 25.2% of the respondents, 10.8% are ready to vote for the "I Have Honor" bloc, Prosperous Armenia - 5.4%, "Bright Armenia" - 5.2%, Democratic bloc Shirinyan / Babajanyan - 2.8%, Republic Party - 2.6%, ANC - 1.5%, - Our Home is Armenia Party "- 1.2%, National Conservative Movement 5165 - 1%, "Armenian Motherland" party - 0.8%, "National Democratic Pole" - 0.7%, "Fair Armenia" party - 0.6%, "Sovereign Armenia" - 0.4%. Only 1% of respondents voted for other parties, 4.1% found it difficult to answer, 5.2% refused to answer, 2.7% did not support anyone.
However, the structure of the votes remains unchanged in terms of the place of residence of the respondents. In particular, residents of rural communities for the most part continue to support Nikol Pashinyan's party "Civil Contract" (32.9%), 18.2% of respondents are ready to vote for Kocharian's "Armenia" in villages, 8% are ready to vote for the "I Have Honor" bloc. for PAP - 7.2%, for "Bright Armenia" - 2%, for "Republic" - 3%. In other cities of the Republic of Armenia, with the exception of the capital, the "Armenia" bloc is mainly supported (34%), while 26.1% of respondents are ready to vote for " Civil Contract ", 8.9% for "I Have Honor", PAP - 4 .6%, "Bright Armenia" - 7.1% and "Republic" - 2.1%.
At the same time, the leader for the residents of the capital, according to the poll, is Robert Kocharian's bloc (35.2%). " Civil Contract " in Yerevan is supported by 16.4% of respondents, followed by the "I Have Honor" bloc (15.3%), PAP - 4.2%, "Bright Armenia" - 6.9%, and "Republic" - 2.6%.
The study also presents the dynamics of changes in the positions of citizens in relation to certain political forces in the period from February of this year until June of this year. In particular, according to the presented schedule, in February 2021. 33.1% of the respondents were ready to vote for the party, but by June of this year, this figure had dropped to 25.2%. The opposite dynamics is observed with regard to Kocharyan's "Armenia". If in February of this year, 7.8% of respondents were ready to support the bloc of the second president of the Republic of Armenia, than in June their number increased to 28.7%.
The "I Have Honor" bloc of the third president of the Republic of Armenia also showed upward dynamics - from 1.6% in February of this year, reached 10.8% in June this year. At the same time, the PAP and "Bright Armenia" did not undergo any special changes over the specified period (from 4.4% to 5.4% and from 2.6% to 5.2%, respectively).
To note, the survey was conducted through telephone calls to residents of Armenia in the period from 14 to 16 June this year, the sample size was 1105, the sampling error is +/- 3%.
To remind, in 2011 MPG became the official representative of the International Gallup Association in Armenia (not to be confused with the American Gallup Inc. - Ed.). MPG, working in the market of sociological and marketing research since 2003, has implemented more than 800 projects of various sizes.