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Premier tops confidence chart



Prime Minister and PSD leader Victor Ponta is the political personality the Romanians trust the most. He is followed by Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu and Liberal leader Crin Antonescu, reveals a survey conducted by CSCI over December 3-4, commissioned by the Multimedia Foundation and sent to Agerpres yesterday.
Out of a total sample of 45 per cent, 42 per cent of the respondents said they trust Victor Ponta the most, 39 per cent Sorin Oprescu, 28 per cent Crin Antonescu. The three are followed by Traian Basescu with 25 per cent, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu with 22 per cent, Catalin Predoiu – 19 per cent, Elena Udrea – 14 per cent.
When asked about the activity of Victor Ponta as prime minister, out of a 60 per cent sample, 51 per cent said they are satisfied with his work (43 per cent – pretty satisfied, 8 per cent very satisfied), and 48 per cent unsatisfied (23 per cent – very unsatisfied, 25 per cent – pretty unsatisfied).
As far as President Basescu’s activity is concerned, out of a sample of 60 per cent, 68 per cent said they are unsatisfied (40 per cent – totally unsatisfied, 28 per cent – pretty unsatisfied), and 31 per cent satisfied (23 per cent – pretty satisfied, 8 per cent – fully satisfied).
If elections for the European Parliament were held next Sunday, out of a sample of 45 per cent, PSD would be voted by 41 per cent, 20 per cent would vote for PNL, 17 per cent for PDL, 5 per cent – UDMR, 4 per cent for PP-DD, 4 per cent- MP, 3 per cent – PRM, 2 per cent – PC, 2 per cent for ADA, 2 per cent for other parties.
Romanians don’t agree with Basescu on Budget review
The majority of the Romanians (72 per cent) are against President Basescu’s intention to send the 2014 state budget draft back to Parliament, the CSPI survey also reveals. When asked who is right in “the rift over next year’s budget”, 57 per cent said “Victor Ponta, who is supporting a budget based on pay and pension rises and social security contributions declines”, 28 per cent – “Traian Basescu, who claims that this budget will lead to gasoline price hikes affecting the entire economy”, and 15 per cent said they don’t know.

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