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Citizens is consolidated as the first political force

The party of Albert Rivera grows and reaches 28%. Lower the PP (21.5%) and the PSOE (19.4%), and we can rise (17%), according to the latest survey of Metroscopia for the country

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Citizens is consolidated as the first political force

The March Metroscopia survey confirms that citizens effect is not a day flower. From month of July it ascends continuously in parallel to descent of voters of PP. The Catalan crisis and victory of Inés Arrimadas in autonomous elections of December helped to underpin this trend. In January it was first political force in Spain and, since n, distance with its immediate persecutors is widening. In last month citizens has improved by six tenths and gets 7.4 points to PP.

Survey data show that popular ones would lose today a third of support received in June 2016 general election, while citizens would largely duplicate ir results. The two parties toger today add up to 50.5% of electorate compared to 46.1% two years ago.

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The survey confirms that increasing nervousness that is experienced in ranks of PP by threat of citizens is based on real data. When re are only 15 months left for European, regional and municipal elections, a large part of PP's territorial positions are concerned about possibility of losing those elections due to Orange Party's rise.

Rivera press conference after meeting of Standing Committee of Citizens. /Video: Rivera accuses independentists of converting ' procés ' into ir ' modus vivendi '. EUROPA PRESS Atlas

As for battle of left, we can maintain its upward trend since November, with an increase of two tenths in last month. The PSOE, on or hand, descends in parallel and falls below threshold of 20%, something that did not happen since times of manager led by Javier Fernandez. The distance between two parties has been recorting in recent months. In January it was 6.5 points, but now it's only 2.4. And in declared voting intention re are more respondents who claim to support can (11.9%) than those who do it for PSOE (11.2%).

The survey confirms that citizens are growing at expense of PP, but also PSOE. Thus, 20% of those who voted for Mariano Rajoy two years ago declares today ready to support Albert Rivera. For its part, transfer of vote between PSOE and citizens is 12% of support received by Pedro Sánchez in last general election.

Despite this, Metroscopia detects that electoral tension of Spanish is waning in recent months, because if today held elections would only vote 66%, four points less than 30 days ago. In this sense, it is striking that 19% of voters of Rajoy in 2016 now point out that y would not vote and same happens to PSOE: 27% of ir voters would stay at home. The least demobilizing party would suffer would be citizens, as it would retain 72% of its support, while Rajoy would only keep half of its voters and Sanchez, 48%.

Anor of data that confirms leadership of citizens is percentage of those who approve political action of each party in parliament. Thus, 48% of interviewees give an approved to Partido de Rivera, while PSOE and we can barely get 25% approval and PP, 24%. The most curious thing in this chapter is that among those who voted for PP in 2016 re is a 66% that approves performance of citizens, only one point below what y give to ir own party. And in case of voters of PSOE are just half those who approve of Rivera against 56% who give approval to performance of Socialists.

The survey stresses that 86% of Spaniards believe that political situation is bad, compared to 81% of previous month, and that 71% of respondents also see country's economic situation negatively. Only among voters of PP is re a majority perception that economy is doing well.


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