Over 60 percent of CSV voters and over 80 percent of ADR voters are against foreigner voting rights, a poll conducted by TNS Ilres has found. The Politmonitor, commissioned by the “Luxemburger Wort” and RTL, polled a representative group of 841 voters, asking them the three referendum questions as they will appear on the ballot. Only 44 percent answered “yes” to granting voting rights to foreigners on the condition of having lived in the country for at least ten years and having previously participated in a local or European election. This compared to 48 percent of voters against the measure and 8 percent undecided.
The result of the study marked a decline in support compared to the last Politmonitor on the topic carried out in January and February 2015, when 48 percent of Luxembourg respondents were in favour of voting rights for foreigners under the conditions put forward in the referendum question.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, it was mostly CSV and ADR voters who opposed opening up the vote to non-nationals. A majority of voters who identified with the DP, LSAP, déi Gréng and déi Lénk expressed their support.