Meloni’s Brothers of Italy sky-high in the polls as center-left party falls to record low

Italian conservatives hold a 27 percent polling lead over left-wing parties, allowing Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to push on with policy from a position of strength

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Thomas Brooke

Italians appear to be content with the current trajectory of the conservative coalition government, with latest polling showing a record high for Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, while the center-left Democratic party languishes at its worst polling result to date.

The SWG survey, commissioned by the LA 7 Italian broadcaster and published on Monday, shows a vindication among the electorate of Meloni’s governance since taking office in late October last year.

Her Brothers of Italy party rose by 0.7 percent in polling published last month to 31.3 percent, recording its highest polling figures yet.

A decrease of 0.5 percent in support for Matteo Salvini’s Lega to 8.5 percent was canceled out by positive polling for the third party in the coalition government, Forza Italia, which climbed by 0.8 percent to 6.9 percent in a month.

This means that with the center-right Noi Moderati, Italy’s governing conservatives have the support of 48 percent of the electorate, a formidable platform it can use to implement real change across the country.

Despite modest improvement for the left-wing 5 Star Movement, increasing its support by 0.3 percent to 17.7 percent, the polling results proved to be tough reading for the center-left, including the Democratic party, which dropped by 0.7 percent to its lowest results on record at 14 percent.

Were these results to be repeated in an election, the party would deliver its worst-ever result since its foundation in 2007.

Support for center-left affiliated parties collapsed to 20.7 percent, only proving further the total disarray the Italian left finds itself in. Italian conservatives can thus push forward and pursue policy with significant electoral leeway.

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