January 9, 2018
A new poll has shown that the majority of Italian voters between the ages of 18 and 40 support Eurosceptic parties like the Five Star Movement and the new right-wing coalition of populist Lega Nord and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.
The poll, conducted by marketing firm Ixè, shows that the Five Star Movement (M5S) alone has the majority of support among Italians in their 30s while they, along with the new right-wing coalition, have around 35 per cent of voters aged 18-35, according toItalian polling website Termometro Politico.
Roberto D’Alimonte, professor of politics at Rome’s LUISS university, told The Times: “This poll shows Five Star is by far the most popular party among people in their thirties while Mr. Berlusconi’s electorate is typically ageing housewives.”
The polls show that the coalition between Mr. Berlusconi, the populist Lega Nord, and two other smaller parties have around 40 per cent of the over 64’s vote though both parties are almost tied for voters below 35.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:43 am