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If You Voted Nationalist, You Are Four Times More Likely To Believe The Government Was Behind Daphne’s Murder

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There exists a massive political divide in the public perception of whether the government was behind Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, a survey commissioned by Lovin Malta can confirm.

Asked who they believe is responsible for the journalist’s murder and given multiples options to choose from, 94.4% of people who voted PN in last year’s election mentioned the government, making it their greatest suspect by far. In comparison, 72.2% of PN voters said a local crime organisation was behind Caruana Galizia’s murder and 55.6% said a foreign crime organisation was behind it.

However, the perception changes dramatically among Labour voters, amongst whom only 25% said the government was responsible for the murder. In contrast, PL voters believe a local and foreign crime syndicate are responsible, with 91.7% of mentions for each of the two organisations and 58.3% believe some portion of the blame rests with the Opposition

What PL voters think

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And what PN voters think

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The political divide presents itself throughout the survey. For example, while 57.3% of PL voters said they are very or rather confident in the judicial system finding who is responsible for Caruana Galizia’s murder, a whopping 66.3% of PN voters said they are not confident at all and a further 25% of them said they are not too confident.

Also, while 75.2% of PN voters believe a politician should have shouldered political responsibility for the murder, only 9.3% of PL voters believe likewise.

Meanwhile, a public inquiry into whether the murder could have been prevented, a request proposed by the Caruana Galizia family and Opposition leader Adrian Delia, is backed by 88.3% of PN voters but only 16.9% of PL voters.

More survey findings will be published in the coming days.

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