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Italy's centre-left edges out centre-right in poll

35.7% v. 35.4%

07 February, 15:54
Italy's centre-left edges out centre-right in poll (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - Italy's centre-left coalition edged out the centre-right by a mere 0.3% in a voter survey, polling group Ixe' said on Friday. The approval rating for the centre-left coalition led by the Democratic Party (PD) came in at 35.7% compared to 35.4% for its centre-right rival, led by ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) party, the study conducted for the television programme Agora' found.

The PD was by far the most popular single political party, though, with 30.7% approval among voters, Ixe' said. Italy's second most popular political group was the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) with 22.8%, while Forza Italia came in at 21.8%. (photo: Matteo Renzi)