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Doru Petrutsi: European course sees record popular approval high

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06:04, 13 Dec 2017

Doru Petrutsi: European course sees record popular approval high

The European course witnesses a record popular approval high, according to the most recent poll carried out by the Institute of Marketing and Polls IMAS. Some 60% of the country’s population supports this course now. This is a record high in the last five years, the Institute’s executive director Doru Petrutsi stated in the program “Fabrika” on Publika TV channel, IPN reports.

“This is a record high, but we should learn particular lessons here. When the government does not produce sufficient good and positive events that are appreciated by the European Union, things change to the opposite. When the cooperation improves, this thing is reflected in polls,” said the IMAS executive director.

According to Doru Petrutsi, the economic problems continue to be the leading problems indicated by Moldovans, but their amplitude decreased: 20-30%, as opposed to 40-50% in the previous polls. This does not yet mean that these problems disappeared.

As to the people’s confidence in institutions, Doru Petrutsi said that even if the general picture remains negative, after a year in power by the current government a part of the people started to be more open and tolerant to the message of the rulers and to appreciate the government when its agenda changes significantly.

The people have greater expectations of the top politicians mentioned in the poll – Igor Dodon, Maia Sandu and Pavel Filip. “The credibility score of the politicians situated closer to the middle of the rankings is higher, but the expectations of them are not so great,” stated Doru Petrutsi.

Analyst Corneliu Ciurea said the IMAS poll shows that the people do not equal the oligarchic regime, the banking frauds and the problems they face daily. “There is now a kind of fatigue and boredom with such subjects as the theft of the US$ 1 billion and the Kroll report and this is something normal,” he stated.

Corneliu Ciurea noted the confidence in the Party of Socialists tends to decrease, while in the Democratic Party tends to increase and this is somehow strange if considering the political messages. A part of the voters of the Socialists seem to be joining the Democrats.

The analyst said the figures concerning the European course destroy somehow the old truisms as regards the Moldovan political class and the division of the state into two camps: pro-Eastern one and pro-Western one. “I have the feeling that there are groups of people in society who permanently move from the pro-Eastern camp to the pro-Western camp and vice versa,” stated Corneliu Ciurea.

The last IMAS poll published on December 12 shows that even if the general picture remains negative, a number of indicators have improved, such as the direction followed by the country, which is considered good by 22%, the positive ratio between optimists (30%) and pessimists (23%), and the bigger confidence in the Government, which rose to 21%. Some 60% of those polled said they want Moldova to join the EU. This is the highest percentage in the last few years. The option for the Eurasian Union is by over 15% lower.

The poll was commissioned by the Democratic Party of Moldova to IMAS.

06:04, 13 Dec 2017

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