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Matteo Renzi leads Italian voter poll at 55%

Berlusconi fifth, Grillo fourth

07 February, 14:22
Matteo Renzi leads Italian voter poll at 55% (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - Centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi is the most popular Italian politician with a 55% approval rating, the polling group Ixe' said on Friday.

The finding, conducted for the television programme Agora', is three percentage points lower than last week. The next highest approval rating went to the head of State, President Giorgio Napolitano, with 41%, followed by Premier Enrico Letta, also of the PD, with 37%. The centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party chief and three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi came in fifth, at 23%. Berlusconi was beaten by the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) Beppe Grillo, favoured by 34%.