A new study carried out by Equipos Consultores reveals that the Frente Amplio (FA) has surpassed the government coalition as a whole in political sympathy in Uruguay. On Monday it was announced that If the elections were held today, 42% of Uruguayans would favor the Broad FrontMeanwhile he 28% would opt for the National Party, 5% for the Colorado Party, 2% for the Cabildo Abierto and 1% for the Independent Party. In addition, when considering the support for the parties that make up the government coalition, they only represent 36% of the electorate, which indicates a difference of six points in favor of the opposition party.
On the other hand, 7% of those surveyed stated that they would vote blank or cancel their vote, a higher proportion than usual, and 15% responded that they are still undecided about whom to vote for.
Evolution of the Broad Front as the preferred party
Comparing this data with a previous survey carried out by Equipos in February, some variations can be observed. The Broad Front has lost one percentage point of support (from 43% to 42%), while the National Party has gained four points (from 24% to 28%). The Colorado Party has lost four points (from 9% to 5%), and the Cabildo Abierto has lost one point (from 3% to 2%).
The most notable variations are found within the internal dynamics of the coalition parties, especially between the National Party and the Colorado Party. However, in terms of political blocs, there is almost total stability.
In February, the Broad Front had a six-point advantage over the coalition parties (43% to 37%), and in April, the same difference is maintained (42% to 36%). However, a slight increase in indecision and blank or null votes has been observed.
When comparing current political sympathies with the results of the last elections, the changes become even more evident. In the first round of the 2019 elections, the coalition parties obtained 54% of the vote, while currently they only reach 36%, which represents a significant decrease of 18 points.
On the other hand, the Broad Front, which had obtained 39% of the votes on that occasion, has managed to increase their support to 42%, placing three points above its previous result.