56 percent of voters consider the integration in the Netherlands "largely or completely failed". This is evident from the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond.
Although many Dutch households reported a cut in spending in 2014, a smaller percentage of the country slashed their personal budgets compared to last year, according to market research firm Ipsos. In a survey of a thousand people in the Netherlands, the firm found that some 67 percent of people in the country tightened their belts, compared to 86 percent a year earlier.
Minister Timmermans from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the country's favorite Cabinet Minister. A poll from Maurice de Hond on Sunday shows that the PvdA-politician gets a 6.1, passing his party-cohort from Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
Governing parties the VVD and PvdA have gained support after the tragic Malaysia Airlines plane crash. According to pollster Maurice de Hond, the wake of the crash proved positive for only these two parties, the other parties in The Netherlands lost seats.
The current results from polls of the European Parliamentary elections of Thursday pin the D66 as the big winner in the Netherlands, while previously expected winner PVV is dropping in perceived popularity.
The D66 and PVV parties are the biggest frontrunners in the polls for the European elections this Thursday. The D66 is pro-Europe while the PVV is anti-Europe.
Less than one third of Dutch people is currently happy with the European Union. The latest Euro-barometer from the European Commission shows that the Netherlands is equally dissatisfied with the EU as most of Europe on average.
Half of the voters who cast their ballots for the PvdA, and 37 percent who did so for the VVD in September 2012 regret voting the direction they did according to the political barometer published by research bureau Ipsos on Thursday.
Half of all Dutch people agree with Geert Wilders' opinion that there should be fewer Moroccans in the country.
Governing parties VVD and PvdA each gained a seat in this week's poll by Maurice de Hond.
A poll from Maurice de Hond shows that the D66 would be the biggest party if the Parliamentary elections were held now. The party now effectively has 12 seats in Parliament.
PVV party leader Geert Wilders continued today to attempt to link all Moroccans with criminal activity, saying, “A locked-up illegal mugs no jeweler.” The statement was in response both to the coalition government’s agreement not to criminalize people who illegally enter the Netherlands, and the recent shootings of two burglars by a jewelry store owner.
According to the Netherlands Institute for Social Research, (SCP), Dutch people are becoming more positive about the economy. In the newest poll, many people also say that they rarely notice improvement on the horizon in their own environment, and also have little faith in politics.
In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.
According to a poll from Ipsos, done as a task for the NOS, the voter-turnout for the municipal council elections on Wednesday will be the lowest ever. Only 43 percent of those questioned will be voting.
Maurice de Hond, Dutch pollster, has revealed that the D66 becoming the biggest party in The Hague. An opinion poll shows that the D66 is winning two seats, and comes out at eight seats in total. The PVV and the PvdA are both losing, stuck at seven seats.
If there would be elections now, the CDA would get 17 seats in the House. These are the results of the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond.
This is the influence of the budget discussions of last week in the House. The CDA won one seat, the VVD lost one seat. Virtually CDA would have now only one seat less then the VVD.
In the House the situation is very different. VVD has 41 seats and CDA 13 only.
Voters continue to turn their backs on the Labour Party (PvdA). If elections for parliament were held now, the party would only get 11 seats, one less than the figure a week ago. This is evident from the poll results published on Sunday by Maurice de Hond.
According to de Hond, the PvdA has never scored so poorly in the polls.
In addition, the VVD coalition partner would lose a seat, according to the poll. The Liberals would now have 19 seats, the lowest number since 2010. In the House, VVD and PvdA have 41 and 38 seats, respectively.
Labour leader Diederik Samsom is facing tough times. Recently two Labour MPs resigned in a time that the party has to make difficult choices. The newest poll shows that the Dutch citizens have not much trust in the Labour party.
A majority of the Dutch thinks that the Dutch Olympians shouldn’t boycott next year's Winter Games in Sochi. This reveals an investigation of Peil.nl, the investigation bureau of Maurice de Hond, which was commissioned by NU.nl.
58 Percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes should just go to the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi. For voters of VVD and CDA this percentage is the highest at 70 and 67 percent respectively.
Since the elections of last year, the coalition partners VVD and PvdA have reached the minimum number of seats in parliament according to the poll of Maurice De Hond. When elections would be held at this moment, the two coalition partners would only have 40 seats together.
This weeks poll shows that VVD would loose one seat and would have a total of 22 seats, which are 19 seats less than they occupy now in the House.
The rise of the 50Plus party has come to an end in the Politieke Barometer.
According to this poll, by investigation bureau Ipsos, the party of Henk Krol would get 16 seats in parliament if elections were held today. Though that is significantly more than the two seats the party has now, it is three less than the outcome of the same poll given two weeks ago.
The PVV benefits most from the decline in the results for the 50Plus, jumping from 18 seats two weeks ago, to 20 seats in the poll now.