PD rises, Northern League ahead of FI - poll

M5S second, SEL fifth

(ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Premier Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) rose 0.5% to 37.5% in Ixé's weekly poll of voter intentions for Raitre TV.
    The rightwing populist Northern League gained 0.1% to 13.9% and is now more than a point ahead of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) which fell 0.2% to 12.8%.
    Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement fell 0.3% to 19.1% but held on to a comfortable second place in voter intentions.
    The leftwing Left Ecology and Freedom (SEL) party came a distant fifth again and was down 0.2% to 3.8%.
    Those saying they would vote rather than abstain rose from 56.8% to 58.3% over the week.
    Here are the leading parties (previous week's score in brackets): - PD 37.5% (37.0).
    - M5S 19.1% (19.4).
    - Northern League 13.9% (13.8).
    - FI 12.8% (12.9).
    - SEL 3.8% (4.0).


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