Poll: Confidence in Cabinet Hits New Low
THE HAGUE, 11/06/13 - Confidence in the cabinet of conservatives (VVD) and Labour (PvdA) has hit a new low some 200 days after the general elections, according to a poll published by Maurice de Hond.
In the weekly poll, the coalition lands up with 39 of the 150 seats in the Lower House. This is the lowest score since the elections of 12 September 2012.
The PvdA slipped by one seat from last week to 17. This is less than half of the 38 seats it currently holds. The VVD has dropped since the elections from 41 to 22 seats this week, unchanged from a week earlier.
The Party for Freedom (PVV) remains the biggest party in the poll with 28 seats, followed by the Socialist Party (SP) with 23. Both currently hold 15 seats in the House. Old people’s party 50PLUD wins one seat, bringing it up to 11 from the two it currently holds in the House.
The average confidence rating for the cabinet is 4.0. This was 4.5 100 days after the elections, and 5.0 at the start of the present cabinet.
Among PvdA voters, confidence in the cabinet has fallen much more than among VVD voters, according to De Hond. Confidence in the cabinet is highest among the younger voters. Additionally, voters with a low educational background have less confidence in the government than highly educated voters.