Spain warms towards EU Constitution
10 February 2005, MADRID - The number of Spaniards who support the planned European Constitution has risen by 10 percent since December, according to a poll.
10 February 2005
MADRID - The number of Spaniards who support the planned European Constitution has risen by 10 percent since December, according to a poll.
The survey, carried out by the Centre for Sociological Investigation, found 51.2 percent of those asked said they will vote for 'yes' on 20 February when Spain becomes the first EU country to hold a referendum on the subject.
Eighty-nine percent of those asked said they knew about the Constitution while 68 percent said they were prepared to take part in the poll in ten days time.
The poll was carried out across Spain on 19-24 January.
It also showed the Socialist government enjoyed a six-point lead over the main Opposition conservative Popular Party (PP).
The Socialists would score 42 percent of votes if a general election was called today, while the PP only got 36 percent of the votes, according to the poll.
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Subject: Spanish news