Over 70 percent of Romanians are in favour of a replacement of their country’s political class, according to a poll carried out by Inscop Research, commissioned by the Adevarul newspaper.
The Inscop-Adevarul survey figures released on Wednesday were as follows: 73.3 percent for and 15.4 percent against the change of the whole array of politicians. Also, 42.8 percent were against the idea of new political parties, as all recently founded ones have disappointed; 24.6 percent asked for the disbandment of the existing parties; 24.5 percent in favour of new parties, while not expecting them to survive among the extant ones; 8.1 percent not responding. As regards the orientation of new parties, 24.1 percent of the respondents wanted liberals, 20 percent – social democrats, 18.5 percent did not indicate a specific doctrine, 6.1 percent preferred monarchists, 3.9 percent – nationalists, 3.8 percent – environmentalists, 1.8 percent – other, and 21.7 percent did not opt or did not answer. No new party would earn a majority: 35.8 percent of Romanians would not vote for such a party, while 29.8 percent would, 23.6 percent were undecided, and 10.8 percent gave non-answers.
The Inscop – Adevarul barometer was carried out from April 23 through 30 on a representative sample of 1,085 Romanians over 18 years of age.