A new nationwide poll of Armenia by the International Republican Institute (IRI) shows strong demand for socioeconomic reform and political stability, as well as support for the ruling party and government headed by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
When asked about next steps following the November ceasefire, 97 percent of Armenians think the government should focus on domestic issues such as the economy, political stability and social issues.
Despite their concerns, public opinion of the government remains strong, with 33 percent of Armenians reporting they would vote for the ruling party if elections were held next Sunday. According to the poll, the next highest performing party would be Prosperous Armenia, led by former arm wresting champion and business tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan, with just three percent of the vote. And though the Prime Minister’s approval ratings have dropped by 22 points since 2019, more than half of Armenians continue to possess either a “very” (29 percent) or “somewhat” (25 percent) favorable view of his office.
Against this backdrop, 62 percent of Armenians would trust the outcome of snap elections if the current government organized them.
The poll results were released on March 10.