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Monti approval rating -8% after entering election race

'Politicization to blame'

11 January, 15:38
Monti approval rating -8% after entering election race (ANSA) - Rome, January 11 - Outgoing Premier Mario Monti's approval ratings fell eight points to 30% in January since throwing his hat into the election race, according to an SWG Institute poll commissioned by public broadcaster RAI 3.

"The drop is due to his politicization," SWG President Robert Weber explained. The poll of 1,500 respondents aged 18 and up was conducted by phone and Internet over January 7-9.

Monti had 71% approval ratings in November 2011, upon taking office.

They dropped to 47% in April 2012, to 37% in October, to 36% in November, and 38% in December.

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