Andrej Plenković (L) Davor Bernardić (R) (Photo: Illustration Archives) Andrej Plenković (L) Davor Bernardić (R) (Photo: Illustration Archives)

The Cro Demoskop opinion poll for December shows that the HDZ continues to lead in party rating at 28.1%, down slightly from the previous month. The SDP also dropped slightly from November to 17%. The only other parties that would pass the election threshold of 5% are Živi Zid at 12.4% and MOST at 7.3%. The HSS is fifth at 3.1%.

At more than 21%, the most positively perceived politician is no one. President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović is second with 19.6% voter support, while Prime Minister Andrej Plenković is third at 11.1%. Živi Zid leader Ivan Sinčić and GLAS leader Anka Mrak Taritaš follow at 6.2 and 6% respectively.

The most negatively perceived politician is Prime Minister Plenković at 24.4%, followed by SDP leader Davor Bernardić at 11.8%. "All politicians" are third at 11.5%, followed by Serb minority representative Milorad Pupovac and Independents for Croatia Party MP Zlatko Hasanbegović at 7.2 and 6.8% respectively.

Only 21.9% of those polled support the direction the country is moving, while 68.9% are opposed. 9.2% are undecided. However, there was a slight increase in voter support for the work of the Plenković government at 32.7%.

Source: HRT