Poll: PvdA at Lowest Level Ever
THE HAGUE, 03/09/13 - If elections were held now, Labour (PvdA) would only win 12 of the 150 seats in the Lower House, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond.
Never before has the PvdA polled such a low figure. The party of leader Diederik Samsom has 38 seats in the Lower House. The absolute bottom had previously been 13 seats, recorded for the party in a poll in 2009.
Conservative (VVD) coalition partner is not doing well in De Hond’s poll either. The party has lost 21 of its present 41 seats. This gives the VVD-PvdA coalition a total of 32 seats, also a record low.
Samsom and Rutte are not doing well as political leaders either, the poll shows. They are given assessments of 3.9 and 4 respectively by the Dutch electorate, when it comes to the trust that they have in the party chiefs.
Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders also has a low score (4.1), but his party would still be the biggest, according to the present poll. With 31 seats, it would have clearly beaten the runner-up, the Socialist Party (SP) with 24 seats.
De Hond’s poll is held via the Internet among at least 2,500 people out of a sample of over 40,000 people who have ever applied to his panel. The polling days are Friday and Saturday.