Berlusconi's PdL party holds steady at 27.9% voter support
SWG survey says PD gained 2 points, but PdL still leads06 September, 12:34
The PdL remains the most popular political party in Italy, although the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) gained two points to reach endorsement by 26% of those surveyed.
The anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, led by ex-comedian Beppe Grillo, slipped 0.3% in the last seven days to 19.8%.
The left-wing Freedom Ecology Left (SEL) party, PD ally across the country but not in government, led by Puglia governor Nichi Vendola, was supported by 5.6% of those polled, down one percentage point.
The PdL's ally, the anti-immigrant, federalist Northern League party, lost 0.4% of its support, garnering 4.7% in the SWG survey.
Support for ex-premier Mario Monti's Scelta Civica (Civic Choice) party came in at 3.9%, a loss of 0.6%.
The Communist Refoundation party was supported by 1.6%, sinking 0.3%.
The SWG political survey was conducted exclusively for the television programme Agora' Estate on RAI 3.