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IRES poll: Crin Antonescu preferred by urban voters

President Traian Basescu’s voters are mostly women, PPDD leader Dan Diaconescu is preferred by rural voters, almost all of those voting for former PM Mihai Razvan Ungureanu are graduates of the tertiary education system, while Senate Speaker Crin Antonescu is preferred by urban voters, an IRES survey conducted on October 24-25 shows, being quoted by realitatea.net. According to the aforementioned source, most young voters like Dan Diaconescu, while only 7 per cent of them prefer Basescu. On the other hand, voters from the 65+ age group like Razvan Ungureanu, only a very small percentage of them liking Diaconescu. In fact, the more educated the voters are the more likely they are to vote for Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, and the less educated they are the more likely they are to vote for the PPDD leader, only 2 per cent of Diaconescu’s voters being graduates of the tertiary system. Voters from Transylvania and Banat prefer Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, while those from southern regions, Bucharest and Dobrogea prefer Crin Antonescu. Thus, the PNL President is preferred by women (51 per cent) from urban areas (64 per cent) in southern regions, Bucharest and Dobrogea (58 per cent), who are part of the 18-50 age group (65 per cent) and who are graduates of the secondary and tertiary education systems (86 per cent). Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s voters are men (56 per cent) from rural areas (54 per cent) in Transylvania and Banat (56 per cent), who are part of the 51+ age group (52 per cent) and are graduates of the secondary education system (99.5 per cent). Dan Diaconescu is preferred by women (52 per cent) living in rural areas (83 per cent), who are part of the 36-65 age group (69 per cent). Traian Basescu’s electorate consists of women (58 per cent) from urban areas (52 per cent) in southern regions, Bucharest and Dobrogea (47 per cent), who are part of the 36-65 age group (81 per cent) and are graduates of the secondary and tertiary education systems (92 per cent). Those willing to vote for Crin Antonescu in the presidential race have the most optimistic outlook regarding Romania’s prospects, while the pessimists tend to vote for Dan Diaconescu. 87 per cent of Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s voters believe Romania’s problems have to do with the way state institutions function. The “IRESCOP 2012 – Electoral Profiles” survey was conducted by phone and consisted of a sample of 4,269 respondents that are part of the 18+ age group. The survey has a maximum margin of error of +/- 2.7 per cent.

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