Most Voters Expect Premature Fall of the Government
THE HAGUE, 25/06/13 - Only one in three voters hope that the cabinet will serve its full term until 2017. The number of voters that believe Rutte II will make it to the end of the administrative term is even smaller, according to a survey by opinion pollster Maurice de Hond.
Immediately after concluding the coalition accord, 63 percent hoped that the government would not be stranded prematurely. Now this is 34 percent. Among conservative (VVD) voters, 53 percent are hoping that the cabinet will make it to the finishing line, and among Labour (PvdA) voters, 42 percent.
Last October, 47 percent expected the cabinet to serve its full term to 2017. This has now fallen to 27 percent. Among the voters of VVD and PvdA, only about one-third also think that that it will reach the finishing line.
In the parties’ voting score, nothing has changed in the past week according to De Hond’s polls. VVD and PvdA are still showing heavy losses, and the Party for Freedom (PVV) would be the biggest party if elections were held now. The Socialist Party (SP) and 50Plus would book big gains.