Right-wing populists are down by 7.8 points in the Netherlands

A significant decline is recorded for Geert Wilders's party. The parties affiliated with GUE/NGL are also down, while those affiliated with the ECR grow by 7.3 points.

In the Netherlands 12 polls were recorded between February 1 and March 31, 2019. Parties affiliated with ECR, EPP, and Greens/EFA have gained support in the polls, while those affiliated with ENF and GUE/NGL have lost support.

As there are few or no polls on the European Parliament's elections in the Netherlands we analyzed polling data for the national parliament. The most recent poll is from March 31, 2019.

Polling support for parties in the Netherlands

EP group Parties Support 2-month change
ALDE Democrats 66 and People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 34.2% 0.0 points
ECR ChristianUnionForum for Democracy, and Reformed Political Party 32.6% +7.3 points
ENF Party for Freedom 10.4% -7.8 points
EPP Christian Democratic Appeal 13.3% +2.0 points
GUE/NGL Party for the Animals and Socialist Party 17.2% -2.8 points
Greens/EFA GreenLeft 17.9% +0.5 points
S&D Labour Party 12.6% 0.0 points
New or uncategorized DENK and 50PLUS 8.2% -1.3 points

This report is based on data collected and aggregated by POLITICO through the affiliated site Poll of Polls.

What are the trends at the European level?

At the European level, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) is the group that seems to be taking the biggest hit. It is down by 0.5 points to 13.7 percent. Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) and European United Left-Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) are also down in the latest polls by 0.4 and 0.3 points.

The EP groups with the biggest increase across the continent are the christian democrat EPP and the social democratic S&D, up by 0.8 and 0.8 points respectively. 

To know more about European trends and the methodology that we used for this analysis, have a look at this page.