The current President of the Republic and candidate for re-election Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa lost five percentage points in survey of the Catholic University, made for Rádio Renascença and “Público”, but maintains 63% of the voting intentions, which would allow him to be re-elected for a second term next Sunday. Something that happened to all the other four acting heads of state who took their votes in the democratic regime.
The Catholic University's January presidential poll also confirmed former Socialist MEP Ana Gomes as the second candidate with the highest voting intentions, rising from 13% to 14%, but narrowing the gap for the third, as also the leader and sole deputy of the André Ventura had an increase, from 8% to 10%.
Isolated in the fourth position, with 5% and without any change in relation to the previous month, is the communist MEP João Ferreira, while Marisa Matias, also elected to the European Parliament, but by the Left Block, goes down two percentage points, to 3%. If the result is confirmed at the polls, it would be below one third of the 10,12% it obtained in the 2016 presidential elections.
High on the poll of the Catholic University appears the candidate supported by the Liberal Initiative, Tiago Mayan Gonçalves, which goes from 1% to 3%, being right behind Vitorino Silva, president of the RIR - Reacir, Incluir, Reciclar party and better known by the nickname ' Tino de Rans', with 2%, slightly below its result in 2016.