PSD deputy chairman Adrian Ţuţuianu, one of Liviu Dragnea’s opponents within the party, presented at the Executive Committee sitting on Friday an internal opinion poll showing that the party leader has low popularity as compared to the party’s. If next Sunday were to hold presidential elections and he would run for election, Liviu Dragnea would be voted by only 4 per cent of the electorate.
In the letter of PSD protest, which preceded the sitting, it was stated that the PSD has a quota of 25-30%.
The poll was conducted during September 1-10.
In the survey, various candidates were considered, Gabriel Firea, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Dacian Cioloş and Laura Codruţa Kovesi.
Thus, the results show that President Klaus Iohannis would dominate the first round of the competition, achieving a score twice that of the 2nd candidate (Tariceanu) and more than the combined score of the other two candidates in the anti-PSD camp (Kovesi + Cioloş), digi24.ro reports.
Although PSD is the party heading the opinion polls, PSD candidate Liviu Dragnea would only rank fifth, far away from the other candidates.
On the second place is Calin Popescu-Tariceanu (ALDE leader), presented in the poll as a candidate from the ALDE (separate candidacy from PSD). In spite of this separate candidacy, it results that the votes of the PSD electorate would go to Tariceanu rather than to his own candidate, Liviu Dragnea.
Klaus Iohannis also dominates the electoral race in the second round.