The PP and the PSOE are tied in the fight for first place in a hypothetical general election, according to the February barometer of the Center for Sociological Research (CIS). Those of Alberto Núñez Feijóo will rise and overtake the socialists at least, leaving the distance between them to two tenths in favor of the popular, which in practice means a tie.
CIS also reported that Sumar returned more than 10%, allowing it to increase its advantage over Vox and settle into third place.
The February barometer shows that the PP will get 33.2% of the votes in a new general election, which represents an increase of nine tenths compared to the previous month. This is almost the same result they got in the election on July 23, where they got 33.1% of the votes.
The PSOE fell one point in a month and now gets 33% of the votes, according to the CIS. The data put them in first place, although it kept them ahead of their results in the last general election, where they won 31.7% of the votes.
The PP thus regained the first place it had achieved in the December barometer, although it now has an advantage of only two tenths, which in practice means a technical tie between the two parties.
Sumar remained in third place, from 9.7% in January to 10.2% in February. The party thus recovered a little after the gradual decline it suffered in recent months, especially since Podemos broke with the coalition and began to be estimated separately, where it reached almost 13% before the decrease. Currently, it is far from the election result, which is 12.3%.
This recovery allowed the party of Yolanda Díaz to widen the gap with Vox, which fell by four tenths this month. Santiago Abascal’s party went from 8.3% to 7.9%. Also in their case, this result leaves very far from the data of 23J, when they took 12.4% of the votes.
The CIS, which for a month separately estimated the results of Podemos, points out that the party of Ione Belarra added two tenths and will get 2.9% of the votes.
Below, the CIS shows that the ERC will get 2.1% of the votes, Junts and PNV 1% of the votes, Bildu 0.8, and the BNG 0.7.
Sánchez and Díaz, tied
Regarding the assessment of the main leaders, the CIS shows a tie between Pedro Sánchez and Yolanda Díaz, separated by only two hundred. The second vice president and Minister of Labor got a grade of 4.27, while the President of the Government had a grade of 4.25. Both fell compared to January.
Behind is Alberto Núñez Feijóo, with a score of 4.18, and Santiago Abascal continues in fourth place, with the worst score of 2.76.