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Two out of three Italians approve of Renzi's economy package

'Even Grillo, Berlusconi supporters on board' says poll

14 March, 15:18
Two out of three Italians approve of Renzi's economy package (ANSA) - Rome, March 14 - Two out of three Italians approve of Premier Matteo Renzi's package of tax cuts and investments to revive the weak Italian economy, a survey by pollster Ixè showed Friday. The poll, conducted for State broadcaster Rai3's Agorà, showed that even a majority, 56%, of the rank-and-file in the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement are satisfied with the plan. "It's a greenlight," said Ixè Director Roberto Weber, "even among over two-thirds of (three-time premier and center-right leader) Silvio Berlusconi's electorate: 68% of voters (from his Forza Italia party) agree with his tax proposals".

Among Renzi's own center-left Democratic Party (PD), 82% approve. Some 54% of those surveyed believed Renzi would follow through on his vow to enact the package within 100 days. That corresponded with how many people tend to trust the fast-talking young premier: just over one in two. The survey was conducted on a sample of 1,000 people with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.

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