In a poll, published in La Repubblica, 49 per cent indicated that they still support the scandal-plagued Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi’s lowest approval rating since 1994. It was a four-point drop from a poll in May. And half of those surveyed said they had little or no confidence in him. A series of scandals have dogged Berlusconi. Most recently, tapes in which he is allegedly talking to a female escort were posted on the Internet. Overall, confidence in the government is holding steady at 44 per cent.
Berlusconi's approval rating falls below 50 per cent for the first time in 15 years
Scandals are taking a toll on the PM’s popularity