A Romanian public opinion survey conducted by INSOMAR (National Institute for the Study of Opinion and Marketing) shows that for the first time, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) leads the ruling parties in voter preference.
The survey released on August 31, shows the level of interest in political events is very low. 19% of the population say they are very interested in politics, and on the other hand, a significant percentage of 34% say they are not interested at all. According to INSOMAR, “This dynamic highlights a possible crisis of confidence or a sense of alienation from the political system.”
The upcoming European Parliament elections suggest a significant change in the political landscape. With the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) in the lead, surpassing the Social Democrat Party (PSD), and other newer parties achieving important results, the survey shows that the Romanian electorate is reassessing its options and looking for alternatives to traditional parties.AUR led by George Simion is the main opposition party in the country. It is a center-right party, but adheres to globalist positions on issues such as the war in Ukraine, making it unclear if it can emerge as a true opposition force that many Romanian voters are seeking.
The survey was carried out between August 28 and 31, 2023, on a sample of 1030 respondents, from among the adult population, resident in Romania, aged 18 and over, the error being plus - minus 3.1% at a level 95% confidence.