Review: Italian polling in March

March 2017 will go down as the month when the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) established a clear polling lead over the ruling Democratic Party (PD). Beset by the defection of a left-wing bloc and embroiled in a leadership contest that many did not desire, the centre-left PD has lost significant ground – notwithstanding Five […]

Italy: 5 Star opens up 5 point lead

Today’s Ipsos PA poll for Milan’s Corriere della Sera newspaper confirms a significant shift in Italian voting intentions, with the Movimento 5 Stelle opening up a 5.5 per cent lead of the governing PD – after a period when the country’s two biggest forces have bascially been polling neck-and-neck.     The reported score of […]