People are divided over whether the government should resign over the benefits issue, according to a survey of 30,000 people. Almost half of respondents would like to see the cabinet leave, a slightly smaller group thinks it can stay.
Infandaj questioned members of the TV show’s Opinion Committee. Half of them (46 percent) believe the cabinet can continue despite the benefits issue. An equal large group of 48% supports the resignation. Note: A recent I&O poll showed that only eight percent of voters believe the entire cabinet should resign. Huge difference, but this poll ran January 9-11, while Eenvandaag surveyed yesterday and today. Expectations of an imminent fall of the government have increased in recent days, also among the parties themselves.
VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie voters want the majority of Rutte III to remain. Their confidence in Cabinet was slightly affected by the interest issue, but still large enough to survive.
The leader of the PvdA, Lodewijk Asscher, has already reached his conclusions, making it increasingly likely that the group in favor of stepping down will find their way. Most opposition voters want the government to resign now. Voters for the Freedom Party, Socialist Party, Forum for Democracy and GroenLinks believe that the majority of government members should leave.
Most PvdA voters hold a different opinion. Even after party leader Lodwick Asher resigned, most believed the government could survive. Most PvdA voters (65%) rightly say Ludewijk Asher is stepping down as party leader. A third believed it was not justified.
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