The president of the Center for Sociological Research, José Félix Tezanos, has warned of a leadership crisis in the PP after the publication of the CIS barometer for the month of January. “There is a spectacular fall for Feijóo,” he stressed. Specifically, he highlighted that, after asking the Spaniards about the leader they prefer to preside over the Government, there is “a spectacular fall” of the president of the Popular Party, who at one point “came to be even with Sánchez.”
In statements to RNE, Tezanos recalled that the CIS barometer data reflects that “only 16.5% of the population supports Feijóo”, which represents 25.4% of the total number of respondents. However, he has also pointed out that, in the face of the opposition leader’s declining popularity, The PP “has remained strong with 32% estimated vote because it also receives transfers from Vox”.
Tezanos has stressed that the population prefers Pedro Sánchez as President of the Government and that the PSOE has risen to 34% in vote estimates, two points above the PP, which represents a new record.
For the president of the CIS, “a possible explanation for the PP’s leadership crisis” is that 6% of those surveyed support Isabel Díaz Ayuso as president of the Government. “I think the meaning of these data is that the PP is an important party, which has great potential, but has a leader who is in total decline,” he stated.
Tezanos: “The amnesty does not worry citizens”
Regarding the amnesty, Tezanos has emphasized that it is an issue that “does not worry citizens too much”, which is why, as he stated, “it leads one to think that one thing is noise and other things are nuts.” On the other hand, he has assured that “concern” about the health of Spain among the population has increasedhighlighting that, for him, “the concrete concerns of citizens are those of their daily lives.”
He has also warned that the negative situation suffered by young people “has to do with salary and housing” because “a bad policy of low salaries has been implemented with those who have a bad time living, which is why they do not emancipate themselves from their homes,” he warned. For the president of the CIS, higher salaries would help “have more economic activity”, so people would “buy more, do more things and the economy would move.”