The latest opinion poll carried out by Save Romania Union (USR) just one week before the first round of this year’s presidential elections, shows USR leader Dan Barna closing the gap on former prime minister Viorica Dancila, head of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), in the race for the second place, according to Romania-Insider.com.
Barna has 19.1% of the intended vote, up 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous poll, while Dancila has a score of 22.6%, down 1.2 pp. Meanwhile, incumbent president Klaus Iohannis continues to have a solid lead, with 38.9% of the intended vote.
Actor Mircea Diaconu, an independent candidate who ranks second in another electoral survey carried out by polling agency IMAS, is only fourth in the USR poll, with a score of 8.2%. Toader Paleologu, the candidate of the Popular Movement Party (PMP), has reached 5.5% of the intended vote, up from 3.8% in the previous poll.
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