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January 23, 2022

Poll: Large majority of Romanians consider Gov’t, President must work together on subjects of public interest

To their majority, the Romanians consider the President and the Government must cooperate tightly on subjects of public interest, and support the decision of the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) to back the President’s projects on national security, reveals an INSCOP opinion poll sent to Agerpres.

According to the survey, 78.3 percent of the Romanians consider the Government must tightly cooperate with the President on any subject of public interest, 6.9 percent expressed disapproval of this idea, while 14.8 percent chose the I” don’t know/I don’t answer” variant.

The poll also revealed that 51.6 percent of the respondents endorse UNPR’s decision to back the national security projects of the head of the state; 26.6 percent have a neutral opinion on this, and 6 percent of the respondents disapprove of this decision. The ‘I don’t know/I don’t answer’ percentage stands at 15.8.

At the same time, 41 percent of the polled approve of President Iohannis’s request that Victor Ponta should resign premiership; 20.7 percent have a neutral opinion on the subject, 25.8 percent have an opposite opinion on this, and 12.5 percent don’t know or do not answer the question.

The poll also found that 38.7 percent of the population think positive of the decision of the Government headed by interim Premier Gabriel Oprea to expand the personnel of the National Anticorruption Directorate by 50 persecutors; 27.6 percent have a neutral opinion; 14.1 percent have an unfavorable opinion on that, and 19.6 percent are in the “don’t know/don’t answer” category.

Gabriel Oprea’s appointment as interim Premier while sitting PM Victor Ponta was out of country enjoys the approval of 35.2 percent of the respondents, the neutral opinions account for 38.1 percent, and bad opinions – for 10.5 percent. Non-responses account for 16.2 percent.

Moving to another polling subject, 40.5 percent of the respondents voiced a favorable opinion of George Maior’s appointment as Romania’s Ambassador to the U.S.; 29.7 percent of the respondents are in the neutral category, and 5.5 percent have an unfavorable opinion of this appointment. Non-responses account for an aggregate 24.2 percent of the total, the poll found.

With regard to the designation of Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu as head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, 34.5 percent of the surveyed have a positive opinion of the decision; 30.6 percent think neither good nor bad of it, and 16.3 percent have an unfavorable opinion. The ‘I don’t know/I don’t answer’ category accounts for 18.6 percent.

The poll was conducted by Inscop Research at the commission of ‘Adevarul’ daily between July 9 – 14, 2015, on a 1,075-strong sample representative of Romania’s population aged 18 and over. The maximum permitted error is plus / minus 3 pct for a confidence level of 95 pct. The method applied was the opinion poll based on a questionnaire administered by interviewers at the homes of the respondents.

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