PVV: 43 percent agree with fewer Moroccans

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Half of all Dutch people agree with Geert Wilders' opinion that there should be fewer Moroccans in the country. This comes from research that the PVV requested pollster Maurice de Hond to carry out.

De Hond polled 2500 people, 43 percent of whom expressed that they would rather there be fewer Moroccan people in the Netherlands. Only 3 percent of the people want there to be more Moroccans.

"These numbers speak volumes, millions of Dutch people are in agreement with me. Wonderful that a majority of Dutch people also think that I shouldn't be persecuted" said a gleeful Wilders in a reaction to the research. The sentiment that Wilders should not be persecuted for his comments is echoed by a 55 percent majority of those questioned. Of the D66 voters, 63 percent do want there to be proceedings.

The poll revealed that the largest chunk of anti-Moroccan Dutch people are PVV-voters: 95 percent. Of PvdA-voters, 27 percent believe there should be fewer Moroccan people. Of the questioned population, a little under half don't care how many Moroccans live in the country. 71 percent of CDA-voters feel that way. None of the Christian Democrats, however, feel there should be more Moroccans.