According to the latest poll conducted jointly by bTV and “Market Links,” if elections were held today in Bulgaria, the GERB party would lead by more than 6% over We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria (WCC-DB).

The survey, conducted among 1016 individuals over 18 years of age from January 26 to February 4, reveals that 23.8% of voters would choose GERB, making it the top choice. Following closely behind is WCC-DB with 17.2%.

Notably, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has garnered 12.1% support, displacing “Vazrazhdane” from its previous third position. “Vazrazhdane” now holds 9.9% of the vote. The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) follows with 8.5%, while “There Is Such a People” (TISP) is on the brink of entering the National Assembly with 3.8%.

Compared to the previous survey in December, GERB’s support has seen a slight increase, while WCC-DB’s remains relatively stable. However, “Vazrazhdane” continues to decline, dropping from 11.1% in December to 9.9% in this survey.

The survey also gauged public sentiment regarding the country’s situation, with 46% expressing dissatisfaction. However, 37% view the current state of affairs positively, while 17% remain neutral.

Regarding expectations for a smooth transition of power between GERB and WCC-DB, 43% are optimistic, while 40% are skeptical.

In terms of leadership approval ratings, President Rumen Radev leads with 40%, followed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mariya Gabriel at 28%. GERB leader Boyko Borissov and Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov both stand at 24% approval.

Among other party leaders, Slavi Trifonov and Kostadin Kostadinov have equal approval ratings of 17%. Meanwhile, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova and Democratic Bulgaria co-chairman Hristo Ivanov both stand at 14%.

Overall, confidence in the National Assembly is declining gradually, with parliament remaining a battleground for political clashes. However, there has been a slight uptick in approval for the government.