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CSCI poll: Results if elections were held next Sunday: new PNL – 42 pct, PSD-UNPR-PC – 39 pct

The new National Liberal Party (made up of the former PNL – the National Liberal Party and the former PDL – Democratic Liberal Party) would collect the most votes, if parliamentary elections were to be held in Romania next Sunday, says a poll conducted by the CSCI and sent to Agerpres..

The new PNL would collect 42 per cent of the Romanians’ votes, while the PSD-UNPR-PC Alliance (PSD – Social Democratic Party; UNPR – National Union for Romania’s Progress; PC – Conservative Party) would get 39 per cent and the Liberal Reformist Party – PLR – 5 per cent.

Also, 4 per cent of the respondents to the poll said they would choose the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR), 3 per cent would choose Monica Macovei’s M10 Party and 3 per cent would vote for the United Romania Party (PRU). The People’s Movement Party (PMP) and the People’s Party – Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD) would each score 1 per cent of the votes. 2 per cent of the respondents preferred other parties.

The poll was conducted nationwide over April 20-24 on a multistadial sample of 1,090 people and it was based on the CATI method. The maximum tolerated margin stood at 3 per cent, with a probabilistic level of 95 per cent.

 

Klaus Iohannis – the personality Romanians trust the most

 

According to the same CSCI poll, President Klaus Iohannis is the personality Romanians trust the most.

Thus, according to the study, 75 per cent of the Romanians have much and very much confidence in the head of the state. Second-placed is Prime Minister Victor Ponta, trusted by 41 per cent of the respondents to the poll, followed by Bucharest City Mayor Sorin Oprescu, who won the trust of 37 per cent of the respondents, Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu – 33 per cent, ex-President Traian Basescu – 18 percent, PNL co-chairpersons: Alina Gorghiu – 16 per cent and Vasile Blaga – 14 per cent.

As much as 57 per cent of the interviewed believe that Romania is currently heading in the right direction, 35 per cent believe our country is on the wrong path and 8 per cent either didn’t have an answer or refused to give it.

 

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