Democrat-Liberal Vice-president Gheorghe Flutur believes that the Social-Liberal Union (USL) will go down in polls, and the Democratic Liberal Party will register a rate increase, so that the two groupings will be on par in the run-up to the local elections of 2012, Realitatea TV reports, citing Ziare.co. “At local elections, if we know how to organize ourselves, we’ll cut a good figure and pose USL a serious problem, which is but a bubble that’s going to burst (…) Anyway, the USL will keep going down. If the PDL comes out strengthened from the upcoming congress, we will meet halfway percentage point wise,” Flutur said.
In his turn, Deputy Sever Voinescu holds that the USL would continuously decline in opinion polls, given its representatives are “rowdies”, and their political style cannot ensure them a steady rise. “They don’t have anything to say. And that, since they are rowdy, and the only thing they know is to fight against Traian Basescu, and this is not going to bring them significant points. Everybody knows it. You can use hate flare-ups to raise the level of a voting option, in the short-term. As long as the anti-Basescu raving is all they know to do, this is what will happen, they’ll go down, down, down,” Voinescu said.