EXPERT POLLS

Observers see GD ahead, multiparty parliament

Expert Polls #13, Georgian Institute of Politics, October 2020

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its thirteenth expert poll from September 14-20. Fifty Georgian and international political observers answered questions about the upcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia. As the aggregate results indicate, the majority of Georgian and international experts see the Georgian Dream (GD) party significantly ahead of others and expect a more multiparty parliament. The experts also believe that elections should not be postponed despite recent spike in Covid-19 cases. (more…)

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Observers see government’s image boosted amid COVID-19, split on date of parliamentary elections

Expert Polls #12, Georgian Institute of Politics, June 2020

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its 12th expert poll from May 20 to June 4. Fifty-two Georgian and international scholars and political observers answered questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for political processes in Georgia. The results confirmed the trends in the last survey conducted in March 2020. Namely, that the government seems to have handled the crisis well and benefitted politically from it. (more…)

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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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