According to the latest electoral campaign survey by MaltaToday, the Labour Party has ended the second week of its race with 53.4% of support, a nine point lead over the Nationalist Party.
The Opposition Party’s backing by voters ranks at 44.4%, whereas third parties are collectively gearing up at 2.2% of vote support.
The numbers are showing a gap of 27,265 votes between the two major political parties. This is already higher than last Sunday’s gap of 22,645 but still not as close as the 2017 election’s 35,000 gap.
The survey’s results are based on the expected share of valid votes which equates to around 85.7% of eligible voters. This is not the turnout figure itself but a basis upon which an election is determined as it focuses on valid votes cast.
The 2017 election had a turnout of 92.1% but the share of valid votes stood at around 90.9%. According to MaltaToday, 2022’s general election could have a higher abstention rate which is impacting the Labour Party more than the Opposition.