(ANSA) - Rome, October 18 - Premier Enrico Letta's
centre-left Democratic Party (PD) lost half a point sliding to
28.4% but staying on top in research agency Ixe's weekly poll
on Friday followed by ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of
Freedom (PdL) party which edged up from last week's 22.6% to
24.5% overcoming the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of Beppe
Grillo which slumped two points to 21.8%.
The weekly survey was carried out by the Trieste-based
institute for state broadcaster RAI's third channel on a sample
of 1,000 would-be voters.