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December 15, 2017 8:00 am | FILED UNDER: politics

Drahos Bests Zeman in Polls

By ČTK

Prague, Dec 14 (CTK) – Former Czech Science Academy chairman Jiri Drahos has the biggest support among the voters who know him, followed by President Milos Zeman, who seeks re-election, according to a poll conducted by STEM/MARK in December and released today.

 

The worst result was scored by Civic Democrat (ODS) chairman and prime minister Mirek Topolanek.

 

Some 60 percent of the respondents expressed clear or possible support for Drahos, while 40 percent were against him.

 

Out of the nine contenders, only Drahos has more supporters than opponents.

 

Zeman gained support from 47 percent of the respondents, but was rejected by 53 percent.

 

Former diplomat Pavel Fischer is popular with 40 percent and rejected by 60 percent.

 

Businessman and lyricist Michal Horacek, Skoda Auto former board chairman Kulhanek (Civic Democratic Alliance, ODA), Defence and Security Industry Association President Hynek (Realists) and musician and producer Hannig, head of the marginal Reasonable party, have all more opponents than supporters.

 

STEM/MARK also asked 724 respondents about who they think will be the winner of the contest in mid-December. For 56 percent, Zeman is the favourite, for 15 percent, it is Drahos. Horacek’s victory is expected by 6 percent of Czechs.

 

Support for the president (percent):

 

Sum of answers “definitely yes” and “fairly yes”

Sum of answers “fairly no” and “definitely not”

Jiri Drahos

60

40

Milos Zeman

47

53

Pavel Fischer

40

60

Michal Horacek

38

61

Marek Hilser

38

62

Jiri Hynek

20

79

Vratislav Kulhanek

20

80

Petr Hannig

13

87

Mirek Topolanek

10

90

 

Source: STEM/MARK

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