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Italian centre-left outpaces centre-right in latest poll

Gains for PD, losses for M5S

28 February, 13:51
Italian centre-left outpaces centre-right in latest poll (ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) came out on top of the latest political poll released Friday by the polling group Ixe' exclusively for the TV programme Agora' on RAI3.

Voter approval for the PD rose to more than 30% after PD chief and new Italian Premier Matteo Renzi made his case before the Senate in front of a parliament confidence vote for his new government.

The gains put the centre-left coalition at 36.2%, ahead to of the centre-right's 35.8% after reaching neck-and-neck parity last week.

Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party overtook the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) led by comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo. The FI garnered 22.5%, up from 21.7% last week. The M5S came in at 21.8%, down from 23.7% last week.

Undecided voters rose to more than half of the total, however, at 50.7%, up from 48.1% last week.