Poll: Geert Wilders would lead Dutch Party for Freedom to 50% more seats than nearest rival

A new poll in the Netherlands shows that Geert Wilders would, if an election were held today, lead his Party for Freedom (PVV) to 36 seats, or 50% more than the seats that would be obtained by the nearest rival party. The Brexit results appear to have significantly boosted the popularity of the PVV.  The same poll conducted a year ago had the PVV projected to receive 20 seats, almost half the level of current support. Euroskepticism appears widespread in the Netherlands.  When asked their opinion about the statement that "[t]he EU has made a significant contribution to economic growth in the Netherlands," just 14% of PVV supporters and 50% of the overall public agree. Similarly, only 14% of PVV voters and 51% of the public agreed that the "EU has helped to ensure that there are fewer wars in Europe." Only 2% of the PVV base and 14% of the Dutch public want the EU to become one country.  An overwhelming percentage (83%) of PVV voters and...(Read Full Post)