MADRID – Pressure is growing on Spain's political parties to reach a coalition government deal after polls suggest a new election will not resolve the current deadlock.
A poll published Sunday by Spain's leading newspaper El Pais and another by online rival El Espanol both suggest no party would obtain a majority and negotiations would simply have to begin again.
Politicians have been locked in negotiations about trying to form a government since the Dec. 20 election.
El Pais used pollster Metroscopia, which questioned 1,200 adults by phone on March 28-30 with a 2.9 percentage-point margin of error. El Espanol published its own poll interpreting data supplied by online survey company Netquest, which surveyed 1,002 adults online on March 23-30 and says its margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.