Of the 710 Flemings that expressed a preference 35.5% said that they would vote for the Flemish nationalist party N-VA. This is up 7.5% on the party’s showing at the last general election and 2.7% more than the party polled in RTBF/La Libre’s last poll in May.
The figures seem to contradict a poll carried out by the commercial broadcasters VTM and RTL-TVI and the daily ‘De Morgen’ that showed a decline in support for Bart De Wever’s party of over 4% (to 30.7%) on a poll carried out earlier this year.
Christain democrats second, socialists third
According to the RTBF/La Libre poll, the second most popular party in Flanders is the Christian democrats. Wouter Beke’s party enjoys the support of 17.3% of those that expressed a preference, up 1.4% on May, but down 0.2% on the party’s showing at the last federal elections.
The party in third place in Flanders is the socialist party SP.a on 12%. This is down 3.3% on the 2010 federal elections and 2.1% on the last RTBF/La Libre poll.
Liberals fourth, far right fifth
Just behind the socialists are the liberals. Open VLD enjoys the support of 11.8% of those that expressed a preference, down 1.1% on the last poll in May and 1.9% on the party’s showing at the last federal elections.
The poll puts the far-right Vlaams Belang at 11.3%, 0.1 down on May and 1.3% down on the party’s performance at the 2010 federal election.
Greens down slightly on 2010
6.9% of those that expressed a preference said that they would vote green. Although this is 0.4% up on the last RTBF/La Libre poll, it is still 0.2% down on the party’s showing in 2010.