A new Metroscopia poll for El País, published on Sunday evening, suggests the flight of 900,000 votes from the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) to Ciudadanos, some 18% of total PSOE voters at the general election in 2016.

Nearly the same number, 17%, express doubts about whom to vote for, while the leakage to the Popular Party (2%) or Podemos (1%) is minimal.

Several polls last week [highlighted][h] the struggle between Ciudadanos and the Popular Party (PP) for first place in the polls, a trend the government attempted to brush off.

El País estimated the size of the Ciudadanos problem for the PP to be more than twice the size of the problem for the PSOE, at 2.2 million votes.

PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez receives a score of -36 among those surveyed, his worst showing in several m...

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