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General Policy Debate 2012 Poll

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General Policy Debate 2012 Poll

The study released today by the Centre d’Estudis d’Opinió (CEO, or Center of Opinion Studies) shows how Catalans followed and evaluated the General Policy Debate that took place on September 25-27, in the Catalan Parliament.
 
The field work was carried out between September 28th and October 3rd through telephone interviews of a sample of 800 people.
 
In this report, we compare the results with those of the last Debate, held in 2011.
 
 
Most relevant data:
 
1.    87.1% of those polled said they were aware that the General Policy Debate was taking place. This is the highest percentage recorded in the series, by far.
2.    President Mas won the debate, according to those polled (54.8%).
3.    CiU is forecasted to garner 23 points more than PSC in the Parliamentary elections (26.3% over 3.1%).
4.    74.1% would be in favor of calling a referendum so that the people of Catalonia can decide whether or not they want Catalonia to become a new state in Europe (19.9% against).
 
 
Awareness of the debate
 
· 87.1% of those polled knew that the General Policy Debate was taking place. This is the highest percentage in the entire series, by far (56.8% were aware of the Debate in 2011).
 
· Further, this was the Debate that people believed was about more topics that are very or pretty important to the people (74.2%). This percentage is also the highest in the series, by far (the percentage of people who believed that the debate in 2009 was about very or pretty important topics was only 64.1%).
 
 
Impact of the Debate
 
·  Of those who knew about the Debate, most of those polled said they had heard information about it through television (73.6%). The rest got information about it from the press (44.6%), radio (38.9%), and internet (27.1%).
 
 
Topics discussed in the Debate
 
· 54.3% of those who followed the Debate believe that the most predominant  kind of participation were criticisms, reproaches, and accusations.  It’s interesting to note, however, that the percentage of people who believe that proposals for solving the country’s problems were predominant in the discourse rose to 34.4% over the 16.1% who had that opinion about the debate in 2011.
 
 
Opinions about the politicians statements
 
Politician
Grade
(out of 10)
Do you agree with all or most of the things he/she said during the Debate?
Artur Mas
6.45
62.9%
Joan Puigcercós
5.24
42.2%
Joan Herrera
5.09
36.5%
Alfons López Tena
4.91
25.1%
Xavier Sabaté
3.98
11.8%
Albert Rivera
3.17
12.8%
Alícia Sánchez-Camacho
3.36
8.4%
 
 
· When asked if, after the debate, the image of the leaders had changed in the mind of the person polled, only Artur Mas had a higher percentage of people (54.7%) who believe his image had improved, while all the other politicans had higher percentages of people who said their image had either worsened or had stayed the same.
 
· When asked who won the Debate, the majority answered Artur Mas (54.8%) followed by those who didn’t think anyone had won (21.6%) or who didn’t know (17.1%).
 
· Percentage of those polled who are totally or mostly in agreement with the fact that President Mas had communicated a message of:
  o Confidence in the political future: 51%
  o Decision to keep electoral promises: 52.2%
  o Strength of the Government: 61.8%
  o Confidence in the economic future: 38.3%
 
· Percentage of those polled who were totally or mostly in agreement with the fact that Xavier Sabaté (PSC) had communicated that:
  o He has actual policy proposals for governing: 9.3%
  o He embodies a constructive opposition: 11.4%
  o He transmits confidence in Catalan society: 8.1%
 
 
Attitudes toward politics and identity questions
 
· The majority of those polled think that after the General Policy Debate, the political situation will improve (33%) while the percentages are similar for those who believe that it will worsen (30%) or that it will stay the same (30%).
 
· 59.3% of those polled feel only Catalan or more Catalan than Spanish in comparison with 7.1% who feel only Spanish or more Spanish than Catalan. The rest (31.9%) feel equally Catalan and Spanish.
 
· When asked if they are in favor or against a referendum that would allow the people of Catalonia to decide whether or not they want Catalonia to become a new state in Europe, 74.1% said they were in favor of holding such a referendum, while 19.9% held the opposing view.
 
 
Elections to the Catalan Parliament
 
· The people polled said that they intended to vote as follows:
 
o   CiU: 26.3%
o   PSC: 3.1%
o   ICV: 3.4%
o   ERC: 5.9%
o   PPC: 2.8%
o   SI: 1.3%
o   C’s: 1.4%
o   Undecided: 34.6%
o   Blank: 1.6%
o   Will not vote: 5.9%
 
 
 
Link to the General Policy Debate 2012 Poll:
  

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