EXPERT POLLS

Observers praise Georgia’s fight against COVID-19, criticize Orthodox Church

Expert Polls #11, Georgian Institute of Politics, March 2020

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its eleventh expert poll from March 23 to 25. Forty Georgian and international scholars and political observers answered questions about the recent COVID-19 pandemic and Georgia’s resilience against it. The responses positively assessed the measures taken by the Georgian government and healthcare system and identified the non-compliance of the Georgian Orthodox Church and some citizens with quarantine and state of emergency rules as the most serious challenges.

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Observers Warn Georgia’s Democracy is Deteriorating

Expert Polls #10, Georgian Institute of Politics, December 2019.

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its tenth expert poll from December 6 to 20. Twenty-three Georgian and international scholars and political observers answered questions about democratization and recent political dynamics in Georgia. The responses confirmed the overall negative view on Georgia’s political climate. Experts also had some   surprising responses in their assessments of political institutions and actors.  (more…)

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Government and opposition share blame for increasing trends of polarization and populism, experts say

Expert Polls # 9, Georgian Institute of Politics, April 2019.

The ninth expert poll conducted by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) explored the increasing trends of populism and polarization in Georgia. The GIP asked 34 renowned Georgian and foreign experts and scholars about the degree of populism and polarization in Georgian political parties and media outlets.

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Zurabishvili is in the lead but is unlikely to win the first round, according to experts

The candidate endorsed by the Georgian Dream (GD), Salome Zurabishvili, remains the strongest contender in the October 28 presidential election, but she will not win in the first round, according to the latest poll of engaged observers and experts. The expert survey, conducted by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) in early October, is based on the opinions of 40 international and Georgian political observers and experts, whose input was collected through various channels. In sum, these estimates can be viewed as a “corridor of expectations” for the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections. (more…)

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