Geert Wilder’s tough position on the Greek financial situation has boosted his anti-Islam party’s standing in the latest Maurice de Hond opinion poll.
The poll, based on internet responses, gives Wilders’ PVV 26 seats if there was a general election tomorrow, three up on the previous poll. The ruling VVD fell by two seats to 32.
Support for the Christian Democrats, the second party in the minority government, has fallen further to 13 seats, De Hond says.
The results give the ruling alliance of VVD, CDA and PVV 71 seats in parliament, five down on its share in the general election almost a year ago.
The poll also shows the Dutch population is fairly evenly divided about support for further intervention in Greece. Some 31% are for, 37% are against and 31% don’t know.
Wilders says the government should refuse to give any more support to Greece and that the country should leave the euro.
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