In the last two weeks, the media have been dealing with several polls, conducted by companies that have made before such electoral calculations in Albania, but also new companies.
Several televisions such as Report Tv, Ora News, Syri Tv and recently Euronews Albania, have published their polls. Polls that ultimately show the expectations of public opinion, and raise the hopes of political parties, the ruling one to extend the time at the head of government, or the opposition to overthrow the Socialists and take over the leadership of the government.
Undoubtedly, all the polls have some things in common, despite the fact that they are prepared by televisions that are already in Albania lined up with a political wing. Report Tv is known as a pro-government television station run by Carlo Bolino. Ora News was once with the DP, then closer to Rama, moving in fact according to the movement made by the SMI, ie President Ilir Meta.
Syri Tv of Çlirim Peka, is an opposition television station alongside former Prime Minister Berisha, but also with a love for Ilir Meta. On the other hand, the one that seems to be the most rational television is Euronews Albania, another international brand in Albania, which yesterday published the data of a survey that is probably more balanced than those of other media.
Anyway let’s look at the facts! All the polls have one thing in common, the great popular dissatisfaction with the country’s economy and development. So, Albanians couldn’t react differently after a pandemic, a devastating earthquake, or even an economy, where PPPs are tightening the government belt, which in turn is tightening the belt around the necks of Albanians.
There is no economic “boom”, there is no development of the employment sector, not to mention massive immigration. These are the commonalities that every poll gives, the popular dissatisfaction seems to be great. The second, polls show another fact.
The Socialist Party appears first in all cases, even in the polls prepared by Syri Tv of Çlirim Peka, even from the most opposition media, but also from the polls conducted by the companies contracted by the DP itself. The SP enjoys on average the support of almost 45 Albanians in all polls.
So, SP lead in safe mode, from 48 percent in 2017, today is 45 percent, a decrease of 3 percent that should probably have been greater, given the popular discontent. A third fact is that the opposition hasn’t been able to translate popular discontent into votes for it.
So, the popular dissatisfaction is great, but the DP and SMI are very low in voter support, even if compared to the Socialist Party. In all polls, the Democratic Party is trying to get it with maximum support, somewhere between 33-35 percent.
In fact, the electoral base of the Democratic Party has always been around 28-30 percent, and then it was Sali Berisha’s “mastery”, the gathering of allies and his political actions that brought him to power by maximizing votes. The DP comes out very low, almost half by half with popular discontent. This shows a lot, both for the skeptics and the supporters of Lulzim Basha, who have already started to understand that the leader of the Democratic Party doesn’t stick to the public opinion.
So there is no spiritual relationship of public opinion with him, and they don’t see him as hope and future for the country. On the other hand, the SMI is shrinking, and this is showed by the polls of Ilir Meta’s close friends, such as the case of Ora News, the seized television of the drug trafficker Xhemail Pasmaçiu, known to the public as Ylli Ndroqi.
The SMI is very low in the polls, both in the polls prepared by it, and in those prepared by the DP, and in those prepared by other political parties in Albania. Even in independent polls, it turns out there is a halving of followers it once had.
So, the common facts and truths that tells us all the polls are four First, the popular discontent; second, the leadership of the left; third, the distrust and lack of support for Lulzim Basha, and fourth, the free fall of the SMI.
These 4 data revealed by all the polls done so far, are 4 truths, 4 facts which show what the public opinion, opinion leaders or even the citizens themselves, already see and touch every day. Dissatisfaction with the government, the fact that the Socialists are more numerous in Albania, the fact that Lulzim Basha is a party leader imposed on DP membership, and that he cannot become a leader, and that Monika Kryemadhi has weakened more than ever the party Ilir Meta.
All statistical collected data have a name:he is called Lulzim Basha, who apparently is the only problem that hinders the growth of popular support for the opposition, to lead to the overthrow of Edi Rama./CNA.al