47% of the Andalucian population would vote for the PP, according to the influential EGOPA (General Study of the Public Opinion of the Andalucian public) poll, carried out by the CAPDEA (Centre for Public Analysis and Political Documental Centre of Andalucian Elections). There are real names of really important government backed bodies, by the way. Nobody can beat the Spanish for a good QUANGO.
The nationalists continue without taking off – the PA (Andalucian Party) continues with just over 2% of the vote. Andalucia is Spanish, and the Andalucians aren’t for changing.
The study was carried out amongst 3200 citizens in all 8 provinces, and respondents said that corruption was their third greatest concern, behind the economy and employment. This is the first time that corruption has made it into the top five concerns.
For some reason, the leader of the PP, Javier Arenas, continues to be the best known Andalucian political leader with a 93% recognition factor, behind Andalucian President Jose Antonio Griñán (only 84,4% know who he is) and Diego Valderas -who?- of the IU party (52,1%).
The IU in Andalucia is currently known as IU-LV-CA by the way. Izquierda Unida Los Verdes Convocatoría por Andalucía. No wonder they never win an election, nobody can remember what they’re called. Anyway, they’re on 6.3% of the votes, keeping them at number 3 in the region. With a snappier name they might climb up the list. They’re the left-wing coalition formed of everyone from the Greens to the commies, including such august political bodies as el Partido Comunista de Andalucía (PCA), la Unión de Juventudes Comunistas de Andalucía (UJCE-A) , el Colectivo Andaluz de Trabajadores – Bloque Andaluz de Izquierda (CUT-BAI) or Iniciativa Socialista de Izquierda (ISI). We need not detain ourselves long with these people, most of whom appear to be earnest youths with beards and sandals.
The PSOE have ruled Andalucia ever since democracy, and are -warning: personal editorial follows- a bunch of corrupt self-serving left-wing self-interested xenophobic mustachioed no-good idiotic thieving never-do-well over-promoted olive farmers and shepherds. The door is over there, and the average Andalucian is getting ready to hold it open for Griñán (a man who, much like Gordon Brown, was never voted for as Prezzie) on the 25th.