The ruling VVD would be the biggest party in parliament if there was a general election tomorrow, according to a new poll from Kantar TNS, formerlly TNS Nipo.
The poll gives the right-wing Liberals 27 seats in the 150 seat parliament, or 18% of the vote. Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV, which was on target to win 29 seats in the September poll, has now slumped to 23.
In June, Nipo put support for the PVV as high as 36 seats, or 24% support.
The middle ground is still held by the Liberal Democrats (D66), Socialists and Christian Democrats on 18 and 16 seats respectively.
The poll also shows that social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher is a more popular Labour leader than the job’s current incumbent Diederik Samsom. Asscher said on Monday he would challenge Samsom for the top job.
However, the difference is not great – 5.1 compared with 5.9 – and Labour finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the top rated government minister, with 6.4.
The Netherlands will elect a new government in March 2017.
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