The self-classification on a left-right scale

The self-classification on a seven-point left-right scale has long been relatively stable. People consistently tend to declare their support for the right (35% in the last poll) and the centre (30%) and not to put themselves in the left section of the political spectrum thus divided (23%). In this respect, no major changes occurred prior to the June election to the Chamber of Deputies that marked a pronounced shift in voter support to the left-oriented political parties.

Except occasional fluctuations that went slightly beyond the margin of a random statistical error, the distribution on the right-left scale remained virtually unchanged throughout the previous electoral term.