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Grech Is Trouncing Delia In Surveys, But Abela Leads Despite Popularity Hit

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Bernard Grech is trouncing Adrian Delia in surveys ahead of an upcoming PN leadership rate. However, Prime Minister Robert Abela is still ahead despite taking a major dent to his popularity.

A Malta Today survey uncovered that almost 75.6% of people who voted PN in the last election trusted Grech to take on Abela when the nation next goes to the polls, to Delia’s 27.6%.

Among the entire batch of respondents, which includes Labour voters, third party voters, and others, Grech took home 43.1% of the poll to Delia’s 12.6%. Grech beats Delia across every single voting group, with the over 65s providing the closest gap between the contenders.

Abela is still beating Grech by almost 20%, earning 51.7% of the trust barometer to Grech’s 32.1%. It is still far better than Delia, who stood at measly 12%. The gap between Delia and Abela stands at 44%.

It’s not all positive news for Abela, with the Labour Party recording its worst result since Abela took over in January. Support drop to 45.1%, a 3% drop when compared with July’s surveys. It is still ahead of the PN by just over 23% of votes, but Abela’s popularity seems to be starting to wane.

Third parties continue to perform poorly, with the newly merged Democratic Party and Alternattiva Demokratika scoring less than 1%.

 

Although Grech has no political experience, he has struck a chord among several PN supporters. He will want to carry the support into the leadership race, which will take place by the latest mid-October. Delia, despite results, has insisted he will still triumph.

The result comes after a round of interviews from Grech and Delia across Maltese media platforms, including Xarabank’s first-ever online episode on Lovin Malta.

Both Grech and Delia have so far presented statements on their financial affairs to a PN commission entrusted with conducting a due diligence process on the leadership candidates.

An election date will be announced once the due diligence committee approves Grech and Delia.

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