It has long been a weirdness of this game that the player is so widely unpopular at the start of the game. I normally don’t read the text at game start but for whatever reason I did this time. 10% is not a majority.

I suppose the wording could refer to me winning a majority government with a margin of support 10% greater than that of the official opposition, however, given the greyed out popularity bar at the top left I don’t think that’s what the game is referring to here.

Agreed on this and significantly boosting first-term honeymoon bonus would work I guess. +10% for 2-party-system and +18% for 3-party-system worked well on my tests. But it wasn’t able to make it first-term-only. Maybe Cliff could do so?