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Socialists in lead in latest poll, PVV loses more support

Sunday 22 January 2012

The weekly Maurice de Hond opinion poll puts the Socialist Party ahead in the popularity stakes, saying the party would capture 32 out of 150 seats if there was a general election tomorrow.

That would put the SP ahead of the ruling VVD, which De Hond says would win 30 seats, one less than it currently controls in parliament.

It is the first time the SP has ever topped the poll. The party has been climbing steadily in the polls since general election when it won 15 seats.


Geert Wilder's anti-Islam PVV lost another seat in the poll and is now on 21, three fewer than its current parliamentary total and seven below its peak.

De Hond puts the Christian Democrats on 12 and Labour on 17 - the poll does not reflect both parties' conferences this weekend.

The new shift in voting patterns means the coalition - the VVD and CDA with the support of the PVV - would only control 62 seats, down 14 on its June 2010 general election result.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

so now of course, the pendulum swings back the other way, and extremely. although I look forward to a more liberal and social government, I'm not a fan of these extremes. no matter which side public opinion wildly and extremely swings towards, it's rarely a logical and rational one.

By Bill | 22 January 2012 4:35 PM

In other words the PVV's vote is fluctuating and there has been no real consistent loss, there support is still huge for a new party.

The CDA are the ones losing support not the PVV

By Phil | 22 January 2012 11:57 PM

Phil: the support for the PVV is declining, very clearly declining and thankfully so as well. This is all over your own Dutch Languange newspapers also, if you need any more factual information on this subject. This is probably because many PVV supporters are finally realizing that the PVV is mostly talk, very little positive action (if any) and also the members often have or get into some type of personal problem with the law. There's plenty of news articles regarding this if you need any supporting info to verify what I am saying. It should be clear to everyone, I think.

By Bill | 23 January 2012 10:50 AM

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