MADRID (Reuters) – Spain's governing Socialists (PSOE) would win 31.2 percent within the vote if the election were held today, the state poll showed on Wednesday, only slightly within the previous poll published in October, while far-right Vox saw support jump.
Vox, which clinched a surprise 12 seats from the regional Andalusia election on Sunday, would win 2.5 percent from the vote in line with the closely-watched poll, which was run Nov. 1 to Nov. 11, up from 1.3 % in October.
The conservative People's Party (PP) stood in second place with 19.1 % on the vote, up slightly from 18.2 percent previously, while market-friendly Ciudadanos was in third place with 18.2 percent, down from 21 percent in October.
The latest poll because of the Center for Sociological Studies (CIS) will buoy Sanchez in parliament, during which he holds just 84 seats in the 350-seat house, since he negotiates next year's budget and recovers on the disappointment for his party in Andalusia.
Anti-austerity party Podemos saw support rise slightly to 18 percent from 17.Three percent in October.