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Cabinet popularity continues to decline, PVV is biggest party

Sunday 09 December 2012

Geert Wilders' anti-immigration PVV has overtaken the ruling VVD Liberals and PvdA Labour party in the polls, according to a new survey by pollster Maurice de Hond.

De Hond's poll says the PVV would win 24 out of 150 seats if there were a general election tomorrow. The PvdA is on 23 seats and the VVD and Socialists are both on 22.

Support for the ruling coalition has gone down steadily since the September election and the row over changes to health insurance, which have since been dropped.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

This is preposterous! When will NL learn that this kind of hate-breeding is what stood for the basis of WW2. Hitler did the same thing, only instead of Immigrants/Muslims you had Jews.

"Muslims and Immigrants are the reason we have such a high crime rate, unemployment and the reason for which our culture is declining"

Now replace "muslims and immigrants" with Jews, seems familiar, doesn't it?

By JohnEXPAT | 10 December 2012 12:51 PM

(Geert Wilders' anti-immigration PVV has overtaken the ruling VVD Liberals and PvdA Labour party in the polls)

What a sad reflection of the gross ignorance and stupidity of the masses. The more this economic depression continues the more I see a parallel with the 1930's. The Dutch people, if this poll is correct? are clutching at straws, the NL is fast becoming a rudderless ship, ungovernable.

By Highlander | 10 December 2012 2:30 PM

There's a reason that we have a set number of years between elections.
If government or anyone for that matter decided to use daily polls, no government would be able to rule at all.
Rome wasn't build in one day, and Rum wasn't made in one day either.
Best to just ignore these constant polls when there's a LONG time until election still.

By bums | 10 December 2012 4:09 PM

Who are these people that keep changing their political affiliations as often as their underwear?

All the Dutch people I associate with, JohnEXPAT, agree with you. I have NO idea who these PVV supporters are probably because I would never associate with one.

By CW | 10 December 2012 4:31 PM

Actually, we don't like his extreme views (well, to a certain point, but definitely not that extreme). If he didn't have those extreme views, the PVV would've been alot more popular.

What we like the PVV for is that it's the only party that truly thinks about our country. And with our country sinking deeper and deeper, we need someone who puts the country in first place. The more we need that, the more we look past Wilders' problems, as his actually good points become more and more important.

By Someone | 10 December 2012 4:38 PM

First of all, it is preposterous to make direct comparisons between the PVV and with what Hitler and his friends got up to. Second, let's face it, the country is getting full, the economy is stagnating, unemployment and crime rates are rising. Past and current coalition governments have failed - where is the alternative ?

By Peter | 10 December 2012 5:03 PM

@Peter: the EU & their merry band of banksters, what else?

@Someone: what would you do if you had a €9,000pm salary + expenses? .. - exactly! :P

@CW: they all want to be on the side of the winning team, money talks!

@Highlander: factory farmed sheeple cannot think outside the box, it's not a ship, it's a mobile pont and the cable broke 4years ago.

@JohnEXPAT: Prescott Bush, G.W.Bush's grandfather of Brown Brother's Bank supplied Adolf Hitler with the steel he needed for weapons, that was never published by mainstream media.

By The visitor | 10 December 2012 6:56 PM

I think you'll find that the Netherlands is not getting full: it's population growth has slowed dramatically and is almost stagnent. Unemployment and the economy is struggling all over the world: you aren't going to get rich when your customers have empty pockets (this is a nation built on trade), and there's not a politician out there who can fix that.

Wilders talks a good talk on the non-controversial points, but he can't walk the walk, because it is completely out of his control.

You won't get the newly unemployed Dutch off their WW to work the fields, once he sends the MOEs home. Wilders is an empty vessel making lots of noise; it's his trademark.

By osita | 10 December 2012 6:57 PM

Als men Engelstalige hoort scheeuwen Dan is dat pas echt onbegrijpelijke grove taal in Nederland.
We horen dan dat we de politie moeten.
beminnen, poepen, rampetampen, wippen, neuken, cohabiteren, de geslachtsdaad verichten, sexen, naaien, flikflooien,
aankweken, voortbrengen, cultiveren.
En dan doen we dat ook, in verband met straattuig en de hieraan verbonden onvermijdelijke sharia met alles wat strenger wordt en minder tolerant.
En dan is het nog niet goed bij die vanzelfsprekend anderstalige sprekende buitenlanders.
Het wordt eens tijd dat ze Nederlands leren om ons te begrijpen.

By Jacques Serlé | 10 December 2012 11:05 PM

You think you represent most Dutch people, Jacques? Sorry to disappoint you, dear. More of them think like US than like you.

By CW | 11 December 2012 2:59 PM

Dear Jacques,

With 30% of the population being expats, what makes you think that we have to speak Dutch to be able to communicate? And how exactly could you explain your french-sounding and french-written name? I am grateful for being here as an expat, mostly because most of natives are indeed open minded. Do not look at the differences, look at the similarities that we all have.

By NK | 13 December 2012 1:07 AM

All these people saying that pvv is extreme or compare it with wwii should check themselves into a mental institution. Read a program before saying stupid shit. Chiraq was more right wing

By belisarius | 23 December 2012 8:40 PM

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