If elections to the European Parliament were organised next Sunday, PNL would get 16.9 percent, PDL 11.3 and PMP 10.2 percent of the votes.
Ruling PSD-UNPR-PC Alliance (the Social-Democratic Party – the National Union for Romania’s Progress, the Conservative Party) holds the leading position in a chart of voting intentions in the elections to the European Parliament with 40.7 percent, while the Opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) is placed second, with 16.9 percent, and the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) would get 11.3 percent of the votes, reveals an INSCOP poll remitted, quoted by Agerpres. According to the cited source, the People’s Movement Party (PMP) would also get seats in the EP, with 10.2 percent of the votes, followed by the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), with 5.2 percent, and the Civic Force (FC), with 5.1 percent.
Dan Diaconescu – People’s Party (PP-DD) would be voted by 3.8 percent of the respondents (4.1 percent in March), followed by the Greater Romania Party (PRM) with 2.8 percent (2.7 percent in March) and Christian Democratic National Peasant Party (PNTCD) with 1.3 percent (1.7 percent in March).
Independent candidate Mircea Diaconu would be voted by 1.2 percent of the respondents, while 0.5 percent would vote for other independent candidates. Moreover, 1 percent would vote for other parties than those included in the predefined option list. According to the poll, 21.1 percent of the citizens with voting right have not decided for whom to vote in the elections to the European Parliament.
When asked about the turn up in the elections to the EP of May 25, some 32 percent of Romanians said they would definitely go to vote and 28.9 percent stated that they would probably go to vote. However, 9.7 percent of those inquired said they would probably not go to vote, 9.6 percent said they would definitely not go to vote, while 17.3 percent said they were not yet decided. 2.5 percent of the respondents said they did not know or did not answer this question.
The poll was commissioned by daily “Adevarul” and conducted by INSCOP Research May 1-7. The sample numbers 1,056 persons and is representative for Romania’s population 18 years of age and over 18. The maximum admitted error of the data is +/-3 percent, at a 95 percent confidence rate. The sample is a multi-layered, probabilistic type. The method employed is that of the opinion poll based on a questionnaire filled by interviewers at the respondents’ home. The questionnaires were filled in 38 counties and the Municipality of Bucharest, in a total of 78 localities (large, medium and small cities, communes and villages). The sample was validated based on the official data of the Population Census of 2011.
CSOP poll: 38 percent of the voting intentions for EP elections go to USD
On the other hand, a poll commissioned by the PDL and carried out by the CSOP institute between April 25 and May 2, shows that Social Democrat Union (USD) would get 38 percent of the votes in the elections for the European Parliament. Next in the voting intentions revealed by the poll come the Democratic Liberal Party with 16 percent, the National Liberal Party – 15 pct, the People’s Movement Party – 9 pct, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania – 6 pct, the People’s Party – Dan Diaconescu – 5 pct, the Greater Romania Party – 4 pct, the Civic Force -2 pct; 6 percent of those intending to vote would choose other parties.
BNR Governor is political figure Romanians trust most
The National Bank of Romania’s (BNR) Governor Mugur Isarescu is the political figure Romanians trust the most, being rated with 26 percent trust according to a CSOP poll conducted between April 25-May 2. Isarescu is followed by Premier Victor Ponta – 24 percent, Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu – 19 percent and Liberal (PNL) First Vice President Klaus Iohannis – 19 percent.
President Traian Basescu garners the trust of 18 percent of Romanians, Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu – 14 percent. At the level of 13 percent trust on part of the population several politicians reside: PNL leader Crin Antonescu, Catalin Predoiu (PDL), Mircea Geoana (PSD) and Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (the Civic Forum). PDL head Vasile Blaga and Elena Udrea (the People’s Movement Party) each enjoy 11 percent public approval.
Army most trusted by Romanians
According to the same opinion poll, Romanians keep placing the highest level of trust in the Church – 62 percent, and in the Army – 57 percent. Next in terms of confidence among the public institutions are the Police – 40 percent, the media – 31 percent, and the Judiciary – 27 percent. Only 12 percent of Romanians trust the Parliament, and 14 percent each the Presidency and the Government. The poll was conducted on a representative sample of 1,055 individuals, with a margin of error of +/-3.0 percent at a confidence level of 0.95.