POPULIST FIVE STAR MOVEMENT SURGES IN ITALIAN POLLS
Despite the uncertainty following Britain’s Brexit vote, the populist, Euroskeptic Five Star Movement has taken a commanding lead in Italian opinion polls.
One survey by Ipsos said the group, which made strong gains in local elections in June, was supported by 30.6 percent of Italians, up from 28.9 percent in April. A survey from Demos released on July 1 showed the party on 32.3 percent of respondents.
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