On how the electorate decides

To clarify how the electorate decides, a May survey of the Public Opinion Research Centre investigated to what extent voters were certain of their party securing sufficient votes to get into the Chamber of Deputies, and how they would behave if not fully certain about it winning seats in the Chamber of Deputies. All those who said which party they wanted to vote for (856 respondents) were asked the following question: ‘Do you think that in the coming election this party will secure sufficient votes to get into the Chamber of Deputies?’ A majority (84%) of respondents are certain that the party of their choice will, whereas 11% are not and 5% do not know.

It will surely come as no surprise that voters of the CSSD, ODS, Coalition and the KSCM, i.e. parties with stronger preferences, were significantly more confident that their party will succeed. In the event of most parties with small preferences, an opinion prevails that they will not secure seats in the Chamber of Deputies. As regards the respondents who were not absolutely certain about the party of their choice getting into the Chamber of Deputies, the majority of them (69%) confirmed they would still support the party in the election.