Monday 17 January 2022

Geert Wilders’ PVV remains biggest party in poll of polls

Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV remains the biggest party in the latest poll of polls – an amalgam of four main opinion polls, Nos television says on Wednesday.

The PVV would take between 25 and 29 seats in the 150-seat parliament if there were a general election tomorrow, the analysis shows. This would give the PVV between 16.6% and 19.3% of the vote.

Actual support for the PVV will not be put to a real test at next month’s local elections because the party is only standing in The Hague and Almere. However, Wilders has high hopes of the European elections in May, and is pressing home his anti-EU message.

Coalition

The poll of polls shows the ruling VVD would remain on 20 to 24 seats (13% to 16%), well down on the 27% support it gathered at the last general election. The Socialists are on a range of 20-24 seats as well, while D66 are just behind on 20-21.

Labour, the other party in the current two-party coalition, remains on 14-18, or between 9% and 12%. This is more than half its current total in parliament.

Analyst Tom Louwerse told Nos television support for the two ruling parties now appears to be stable and they are likely to have reached the low point.

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