Poll: Jiří Drahoš would defeat incumbent Zeman in presidential election second round


The former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences Jiří Drahoš would win if he advanced to the second round of the presidential election next year against incumbent Miloš Zeman, a new poll conducted by the Median agency for the news website Seznam News suggests. According to the survey, Mr Drahoš would clinch 53.5 percent of the vote and Mr Zeman, 46.5. The poll also showed a rise in the number of voters, 55 percent, for whom Mr Zeman is unacceptable as a candidate. The findings also suggest, however, that Mr Zeman would have the edge in the first round among a broader field of candidates and also that no other candidate besides Mr Drahoš would currently beat Mr Zeman head-to-head.