The new Politieke Barometer poll was just released, and it confirms the PVV-to-SP trend. SP +7, PVV -4. See the polls page for the updated averages and coalitions.
For the first time, the left block is larger than the right block in the Politieke Barometer, which usually doesn’t follow the other pollsters leftward. It does now, though. The left block gains 6 seats from the right, and one from the PvdD.
This is big. It’s not necessarily the endpoint of the political struggle, but it’s very clear now that over January the Dutch voters have repudiated the current coalition and are looking to the left, and especially the SP, for an alternative.
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