Lithuanians want Skvernelis, Nausėda, Matijošaitis for president

Visvaldas Matijošaitis, Gitanas Nausėda, Saulius Skvernelis

Lithuanian voters would cast most votes for Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, SEB bank president's adviser Gitanas Nausėda and Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis in presidential elections, shows an opinion poll published on delfi.lt news portal on Monday.

According to the poll by Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys), Skvernelis would secure 13.5 percent of votes, Nausėda would get 9.9 percent and and Matijošaitis would be supported by 9 percent of respondents, if elections were held on the nearest Sunday. The list is continued by the European Union's (EU) former ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas with 7.5 percent, Lithuanian Farmers and Green Union's leader Ramūnas Karbauskis with 7.2 percent, MEP Vilija Blinkevičiūtė with 6.2 percent, MP Ingrida Šimonytė with 4.5 percent and MEP Antanas Guoga with 3.8 percent.

Another 3.7 percent of those polled would back Industrialists Confederation's president Robertas Dargis, while Žygimantas Pavilionis and journalist Andrius Tapinas would get 3.3 percent, MP Algirdas Butkevičius would secure 3 percent, Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius would get 1.7 percent and MEP Petras Auštrevičius 1.5 percent. Another 11 percent of respondents could not specify the candidate they would support in the elections, while 10.9 percent said they would not vote in elections.

The poll of 1,008 respondents between ages of 18 and 75 was carried out by Spinter Tyrimai for delfi.lt news portal on Sept. 19-28.

Source: BNS
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