PD slightly up, League overtakes Forza Italia - poll

Northern League now leading centre-right party

(see previous) (ANSA) - Rome, January 16 - Premier Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) was slightly up and the rightwing Northern League overtook ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia (FI) party in Friday's weekly poll by Ixè for the Rai 3 program Agorà. The PD saw a razor-thin increase from 37.2% last week to 37.6% this week, while the Northern League bested Forza Italia by 1/10th of a percentage point, 13.2% to 13.1%, respectively, making the League now the leading party of the centre-right.
    The 5-Star Movement party gained 0.2%, at 18.9% this week.
    Here are the standings (change over last week in brackets): PD 37.6% (+0.4%), M5S 18.9% (+0.2%), Northern League 13.2% (+0.2%), Forza Italia 13.1% (-0.2%).
    photo: League leader Matteo Salvini

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