Election: Rutte 'best qualified' to be prime minister
Monday 10 September 2012
Just over half the Dutch believe caretaker prime minister and VVD leader Mark Rutte has the best leadership qualities of the main party leaders, although 45% have confidence in him as prime minister.
Labour leader Diederik Samsom gets 41% of the vote in terms of his leadership skills and 37% have most confidence in him as prime minister, a TNS Nipo poll for the Volkskrant shows.
The research also shows Rutte’s image has been dented by the accusations of lying which have dogged him during the campaign.
Recent opinion polls say both the right-wing VVD and Labour are on target to win 35 seats in the 150-seat lower house of parliament in Wednesday's vote.
Socialist Party leader Emile Roemer is considered the nicest leader.
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