IRES poll finds PSD would take most votes in EU elections


The ruling Social-Democratic Party (PSD) would garner most votes in the upcoming European elections, found a poll conducted by the Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy – IRES, quoted by Agerpres. Asked what their choice would be if European elections were held next Sunday, 41 percent of the respondents said they would vote for PSD; 17 percent voiced support for the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL); 14 percent, for the opposition Democratic Liberal Party (PDL); 6 percent, for the ruling Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania; 4 percent, for the Greater Romania Party; and 5 percent, for the People’s Party-Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD). The People’s Movement Party (PMP) would get 9 percent of the votes, the Civic Force, 3 percent, while 1 percent would pick another party. Over 60 percent of the respondents (61 percent) believe PSD will win the European elections, 8 percent stake on PNL, 6 percent, on PDL, 1 percent, on PP-DD, 3 percent, on PMP, 1 percent, on the Civic Force. The IRES poll was conducted on March 13, 2014 on a multi-stage probability nationally representative sample of 1,199 respondents aged over 18.

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