CSCI survey: Ponta – 40 pc, Ungureanu 14 pc, Antonescu 12 pc for presidency


Social-Democratic Party (PSD) leader Victor Ponta would get 40 percent of votes if presidential elections were held next Sunday and if he ran on behalf of the PSD-PC-UNPR alliance (the Conservative Party – PC, the National Union for Romania’s Progress – UNPR), according to a poll the Infopolitic Centre of Studies and Research (CSCI) sent on Tuesday to Agerpres and conducted over April 23-26.  The poll also reveals that Chairman of the Civic Force (FC), Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu would be voted by 14 percent of the Romanians, being followed by Crin Antonescu (the National Liberal Party) with 12 percent, Elena Udrea (the People’s Movement Party) – 9 percent, Corneliu Vadim Tudor (the Greater Romania Party) – 8 percent, Dan Diaconescu (the People’s Party -Dan Diaconescu) and Catalin Predoiu (the Democratic Liberal Party), each with 6 percent and Kelemen Hunor (the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania) – 5 percent.
The survey reveals the options for other finals in the second round of the presidential elections: Victor Ponta (75 percent) vs. Catalin Predoiu (25 percent), Victor Ponta (73 percent) vs. Crin Antonescu (27 percent), Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (72 percent) vs. Crin Antonescu (28 percent), Mugur Isarescu (72 percent) vs. Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (28 percent), Sorin Oprescu (66 percent) vs. Crin Antonescu (34 percent), Mugur Isarescu (66 percent) vs. Klaus Iohannis (34 percent), Victor Ponta (64 percent) vs. Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (36 percent), Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (60 percent) vs. Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (40 percent), Sorin Oprescu (60 percent) vs. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (40 percent), Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (54 percent) vs. Klaus Iohannis (46 percent), Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (53 percent) vs. Crin Antonescu (47 percent).
According to the survey, if Mugur Isarescu and Crin Antonescu advanced to the second round of the presidential elections, 80 percent of the respondents said they would vote for Isarescu, while 20 percent for Antonescu.
As for the nomination of a single candidate of the Right in the presidential elections, 27 percent of the respondents were in favour, whereas 42 percent said that each Right-wing party should support its own candidate, and 31 percent were undecided.
In addition, the poll shows that 68 percent of the respondents are against Traian Basescu becoming a prime minister after he ends his term as president, 20 percent are in favour, while 12 percent gave no answer.
PSD-PC-UNPR alliance would get 42pc at EP elections, PNL, 15pc
The alliance made up of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD), the Conservative Party (PC) and the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) would get 42 percent of the Romanians’ votes if elections to the European Parliament took place next Sunday, according to the same survey. The National Liberal Party (PNL) comes next, with 15 percent of the Romanians’ options, the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) – 10 per cent, the People’s Movement Party (MPM) – 9 percent, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) – 6 percent, the independent candidate Mircea Diaconu – 4 percent, Dan Diaconescu – People’s Party (PP-DD) – 3 percent. 11 percent of those inquired said they would vote for ‘others’ in the European elections.
Oprescu, Ponta and Johannis, most trusted political figures in Romania
CSCI survey also reveals that Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu, Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Sibiu Mayor Klaus Johannis top the ranking of political figures Romanians trust the most. Thus, 39 percent of the respondents said they trust Sorin Oprescu, 38 percent Victor Ponta and 38 percent Klaus Johannis.
Calin Popescu Tariceanu enjoys the trust of 36 percent of the Romanians, Civic Force President Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu – 22 percent, Traian Basescu – 20 percent. Crin Antonescu, with 16 percent trust and MP Elena Udrea – 15 percent are at the bottom of the ranking.

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