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January 28, 2022
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70 per cent of Romanians already know whom they will vote for

As many as 52.8 per cent of Romanians say they are interested and very interested in the ongoing electioneering for this November’s presidential election, with 70 per cent of them already knowing whom they will vote for, according to findings of a recent Inscop Reserach poll conducted October 2-8, 2014 and released on Monday.
Thus, 17.6 per cent of Romanians say they are very interested in the canvassing for the presidential election, 35.2 per cent of them say they are interested, while 31.3 per cent are little interested, 14.8 per cent are not interested at all and 1.1 per cent do not know or do not answer.
As far as their favourite candidate is concerned, 70.9 per cent of Romanians say they know exactly whom they will vote for in the presidential ballot, while 18 per cent are not sure and 11.2 per cent do not know do not answer.
In terms of name recognition, Prime Minister Victor Ponta fares the best, with 97.1 per cent of the respondents saying they know about Ponta’s presidential bid. Second in terms of name recognition is Klaus Iohannis (95.3 per cent); he is followed by Elena Udrea (95.2 per cent), Calin Popescu Tariceanu (91.6 per cent), Monica Macovei (88 per cent), Dan Diaconescu (82. per cent), Corneliu Vadim Tudor (78.7 per cent), Teodor Melescanu (78.6 per cent), Kelemen Hunor (63.1 per cent), Gheorghe Funar (47.4 per cent), William Branza (36.5 per cent), Szilagyi Zsolt (31.5 per cent), Constantin Rotaru (23.3 per cent), Mirel Amaritei (23.2 per cent).
To the statement that ‘the issues discussed during the ongoing electioneering relate to the issues that interest me directly,’ 55 per cent said they agreed with it, while 31.6 per cent disagreed and 13.4 per cent did not know / did not answer.
On the other hand, 36.5 per cent of Romanians agree that the issues discussed during the ongoing electioneering have no connection to the real issues of the country, while 46.4 per cent disagree and 17.2 per cent do not know / do not answer.
At the same time, 46.5 per cent of the respondents say they know about the platforms of the main candidates, 35 per cent say they do not and 18.5 per cent do not know / do not answer.
The poll also reveals that 28 per cent of Romanians could switch their vote options after the electioneering is over, while 55.9 per cent will not be moved by the canvassing and 16.2 per cent do not know / do not answer.
The poll was commissioned by daily Adevarul.

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