Less than two weeks after Giorgia Meloni formed her new center-Right government and became the country’s first female Prime Minister, her party, Fratelli d’Italia (FdI) has witnessed a surge of support, climbing to nearly 30% nationwide, according to the latest opinion surveys.
The latest survey, carried out by the analytical market research firm SWG for television channel LA7, has revealed that 29.1% of the Italian population support Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia (FdI), a notable uptick from national election in September, when her party garnered 26% of the vote, Il Giornale reports.
Per the survey’s figures, collective support for the center-Right coalition—composed of Meloni’s FdI, Salvini’s Lega, and Berlusconi’s Forza Italia—now stands at 43.5%, Meanwhile, the left-liberal establishment Democratic Party (PD) has witnessed its support dwindle from 19.1% to 16.3%—tied with the the left-wing populist Five Star Movement (M5S).
A separate survey, this time carried out by IPSOS a few days before the SWG poll, revealed that support for Meloni’s FdI may be even higher, placing the party nationwide support level at a record 29.8%
In the days that followed Meloni’s historic victory, an IPSOS analysis of voting patterns revealed that working and middle-class voters cast their ballots in the greatest numbers for Fratelli d’Italia (FdI). At the same time, upper-middle-class voters tended to vote for Democratic Party, which claims to be a ‘workers party.’
Commenting on the voting breakdown, Nando Pagnoncelli, the head of IPSOS, seemed to suggest that the traditional Left-Right political paradigm is no longer applicable to Italian polics, but that the divide is now between globalists and those who favor the nation-state.
“These elections, even more than the previous ones, have shown how the traditional reference groups of each party have disappeared,” she said.