Estonia: Opposition EKRE, Fatherland most popular parties: poll

The Estonian opposition party, the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), remains the country’s most popular party, according to a Norstat poll for the Institute of Societal Research (YI) conducted in October 2023, ERR reports. The survey showed that 23.2% of voters now support EKRE, followed by another conservative opposition party, Fatherland (Isamaa), with 20.2%. Support for EKRE has remained almost unchanged for two months, while support for Fatherland has risen by over 10 percentage points in just ten weeks.

The Estonian Reform Party, led by Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, has fallen behind Fatherland. Reform’s support has dropped by nearly 6 percentage points in six weeks to 20%. Support for Fatherland is now the highest and for Reform the lowest since Norstat began measuring support for political parties in the beginning of 2019. The opposition Estonian Centre Party (Keskerakond) has 14.6% support, followed by Reform’s coalition partners, the Social Democratic Party (SDE) with 10.4% and Estonia 200 (Eesti 200) with 6.4%. Coalition parties now have 36.8% and opposition parties 58% support among voters.