Poll: Nearly half to vote in EU elections


Almost half of those asked say they will vote in next month’s European Union elections, a poll released this week in Brussels indicates.

With previous polls showing widespread voter apathy toward the June 4-7 elections, the latest TNS Opinion survey conducted for the European Parliament and published Tuesday indicated an improvement, the EU Observer reported.

When asked if they would vote, some 49 percent of respondents reportedly said “yes,” with 43 percent of those saying they would “definitely” do so.

The poll showed the percentage of those who said they are certain to vote were highest in Ireland (66 percent), Belgium (64 percent), where local elections were coinciding with the EU vote, the EU Observer reported.

Different results, however, were seen in an Ipsos opinion poll for French daily 20 Minutes and Le Point Magazine, which determined that 60 percent of French voters had no interest in the EU elections.

The TNS Opinion survey was conducted from May 4-15 in all EU member states, the Observer said. No margin of error was given for the surveys.

upi.com

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