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Monti poll rating up but 60% don't want him to stand

Monti-led ticket would get 15.4% says poll

21 December, 12:21
Monti poll rating up but 60% don't want him to stand (ANSA) - Rome, December 21 - The approval rating of Premier Monti has risen from 33% to 38% over the last week but 60% of Italians don't want him to stand in the upcoming general election, the SWG polling agency said Friday. If he does decide to lead a group of centrist forces wanting him to stand, the ticket would get 15.4% of votes, SWG said.

The technocrat premier, life Senator and former European commissioner is expected to say on Sunday whether he will run in the election, expected on February 24.

The centre-left Democratic Party is currently leading polls with more than 30% ahead of former comedian Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment Five Star Movement with 19% and ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PdL) party with 17%.

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