The poll was carried out between 19 November and 8 December, the period that led up to the Flemish nationalists leaving the Federal Government. The margin of error is 3.1%.
With 28.3% of those that expressed a preference saying that they planned to vote for them, the Flemish nationalists are faring better than in some polls held earlier this year. Nevertheless, 28.3% is still 4.1% down on the score Bart De Wever’s party achieved in the 2014 federal election.
Christian democrats remain stable, liberals on the up
With 18.7% of the voting intentions the Flemish Christian democrats remain more or less at the level they were at in the 2014 Federal Elections. Then the party gained 18.6% of the popular vote. The other Flemish party still in the Federal Government the Flemish liberals enjoys the support of 17.5% of those polled. This is encouraging news for Gwedolyn Rutten and her party as it is a full 2% up on their result at the last Federal election in 2014.
Greens almost double their score
The rise in popularity of the Flemish green party continues. 16% of those polled that expressed a preference said that they would vote green if an election were held tomorrow. This is 7.4% up on the 8.6% the Flemish greens polled at the 2014 federal elections.
Socialists fall below 10%
The poll is more bad news for the Flemish socialists. The party that enjoyed the support of 14% of Flemish voters in 2014, is good for just 9.2% of the voting preference expressed by voters taking part in our poll.
Far-right up, hard-left down
The far-right Vlaams Belang enjoys the support of 7.6% of those that took part in the poll. This is up 1.8% on the 5.8% the party got in the 2014 federal elections. Meanwhile, the hard-left PVDA enjoys the support of just 2.5% of those that took part in the poll. This is 2.1% less than the 4.6% of the votes the party took in Flanders in 2014.