With a general election set to be called sometime within the next 12 months, it looks like the Labour Party is well on its way towards yet another historic victory.
A survey published today by MaltaToday shows that 45.7% of voters intend to vote for the PL, compared to only 29.3% who plan to vote for the PN. This means the PL gained 0.9 points since the newspaper’s last survey a month ago, while the PN lost 0.8 points.
This means the PL is roughly ahead of its competitor by around 48,000 votes, which would break the electoral record it had set four years ago when it triumphed over the PN by 35,280 votes.
It also shows that the PL has truly recovered from its slump earlier this year, at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, when a survey put it ahead of the PN by some 23,000 votes.
Meanwhile, support for ADPD stands at a mere 0.5%, the same as it did last month, while no other minor parties registered in the survey.
Both Prime Minister Robert Abela and Opposition leader Bernard Grech improved their trust ratings, with Abela climbing 0.8 points to a rating of 50.4% and Grech climbing 3.6 points to a rating of 29.3%.
Today’s survey was met with cautious optimism by PL politicians, with Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia noting that the party had managed t increase the vote margin since the 2017 election.
“The people can realise that we’re being led by a Prime Minister who is consistently enjoying higher trust levels from the people of Malta,” he said. “Surveys are a snapshot and the government realises the need to stay close to the people, so that we can listen to and understand them and together take Malta to new horizons.”
PL MEP Alex Agius Saliba said that people are building trust in Abela in the quiet of their homes.
“These surveys keep filling us up with courage and motivation to work even more. Let’s keep our feet on the ground and do good things.”