Poll: PSD+PC Alliance ranks first among preferences for euro-parliamentary elections
Ranking 2nd was PD-L (the Liberal Democratic Party) – 27 percent, followed by the PNL (National Liberal Party) – 16 percent, PRM (Great Romania Party) – 8 percent and UDMR (The Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania) -7 percent, with independent candidate Elena Basescu scoring 5 percent, the PNG (New Generation Party) – 1 percent and the other independent candidate Pavel Abraham – 1 percent.
Among those who revealed they would vote for Traian Basescu in the presidential elections in Romania this autumn, 42 percent said they would prefer PD-L in the euro-parliamentary elections, 12 percent the PSD+PC Alliance, 6 percent – UDMR, 6 percent – PNL, 5 percent – independent candidate Elena Basescu, 1 percent – PRM and 28 percent said nothing.
Among those who said they would vote for Mircea Geoana in the presidential elections, 76 percent said they would prefer PSD+PC Alliance for the European Parliament, 76 percent – PD-L, 4 percent – PNL, 3 percent – PRM, 2 percent – independent candidate Elena Basescu, 1 percent – Pavel Abraham and 14 percent said nothing.
As many as 41 percent of those who would prefer Crin Antonescu o be the next Romanian President would vote for PNL in the euro-parliamentary elections, 10 percent would choose PD-L, 9 percent – PSD, 8 percent – PRM, 2 percent – Elena Basescu, 1 percent – UDMR, 1 percent – Pavel Abraham and 27 percent said nothing.
Asked what specifically determines them to choose for a party or another, 26 percent of those those who said they haven’t made their mind yet answered they would probably want to know the candidates better, 20 percent said the candidates should prove they have already done something and 54 percent gave no answer, while 20 percent among those who said they would prefer not to go to vote at all said ‘nothing’ could change their mind and 80 gave no answer.
The poll was conducted on a sample of 1,000 people nationwide, over the age of 18. According to Avangarde, the sample is representative for the noninstitutionalized adult population of Romania, with a tolerated margin error existing of plus / minus 3.03 percent. The data was collected from 91 rural and urban localities nationwide and from the capital city Bucharest, with the beneficiary being wwww.politico.ro.