The newspapers Dnevnik and Večer published yesterday – just a week before the local elections – a survey by Ninamedia, which is supposed to measure the public pulse in the capital of Slovenia.
This survey supposedly measured a great advantage of the current mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković, ahead of the investigator Dr Anže Logar, and predicts his victory in the first round. According to the publicly available data, the municipal public companies controlled by Janković are doing business with Ninamedia. Among the biggest sponsors are the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL), the Ljubljana Public Holding, the Energetika Ljubljana, the Pharmacy Ljubljana, Žale (Ljubljana’s cemetary), Sport Ljubljana, Vodovod-Kanalizacija (Ljubljana’s water supply and sewage system), and others. The value of the business exceeds one million euros from a total of EUR 2,765,618.55 that the other survey agency, Mediana, has made with the state!
The Ninamedia agency, known for its creation of, not the measurement of, public opinion, prepared a poll for newspaper Dnevnik one week ago, in which Zoran Janković is the winner of the local elections in the first round. This is a first-rate manipulation with which they want to lull the electorate of the most serious counter-candidate Dr Anže Logar and to prevent the fiasco of the current mayor, whose support has been steadily falling since the first elections he took part of, in 2006. In comparison to his first election, he has lost almost 50% of the electorate by the last elections.
Ninamedia published a poll two weeks ago that we found out was done unprofessionally, on a sample of only 369 respondents. This time, after reviewing publicly available data, we came to the conclusion why the agency so fervently favors Zoran Janković. Erar’s data reveal transactions with the state and taxpayer money, which show that public companies and institutions founded by the City of Ljubljana are financing Ninamedia. In total, with about 1,200,000 euros, representing as much as 30% of the total revenue of the agency. This information was presented by Janković’s challenger Anže Logar two days ago within his campaign.