One in four PvdA supporters ‘will never vote for the party again’

Many supporters of the two coalition parties – the right-wing VVD and Labour party PvdA – are unhappy with the current political situation and say they may well not vote again for the party, the NRC reported at the weekend.

Research by Ipsos shows just 40% of the people who voted Labour in September 2012 are almost certain to vote for the party at another election, the NRC said. The same applies to 60% of free-market Liberal supporters.

On top of this, one in four 2012 Labour voters say they will never vote for the party again, Ipsos says. Some 17% of VVD voters will also boycott the party in future.

The Ipsos poll shows the VVD would win 27 seats in the 150 seat parliament if there were a general election now, compared with 41 in September 2012. The VVD would, however, remain the largest party with 18% support. Labour’s support would be halved at 19 seats or 12.7% of the vote.

The Ipsos poll also shows an increase in support for Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV, which would be the second biggest party with 24 seats – nine more than at the 2012 general election. Ipsos also gives the D66 Liberal democrats 23 seats, an increase of 12.

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