A survey on the monarchy indicates that 40.9% of Spaniards would support the republic in a referendum, compared to 34.9% of the population who would opt for the monarchy, according to a survey. It also places the confidence of the Spanish in the monarchy below that approved with 4.3. The survey has been promoted by the Independent Media Platform and prepared by the opinion institute 40dB, after this body challenged the CIS to ask citizens about the monarchy, something it has not done since 2015.
The more than 3,000 interviews included in the survey were made after the numerous scandals of the king emeritus, Juan Carlos I, who has been in the United Arab Emirates since August 3, became known. Among other matters, the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office is holding an investigation open with the aim of determining whether the emeritus king committed money laundering and a tax crime in relation to the AVE to Mecca. At the discretion of the Prosecutor’s Office, Juan Carlos I ceased to be protected by his inviolability when he abdicated in June 2014, and therefore, from that date on, possible crimes he may have committed can be investigated.RELATED
There is more information in the survey. It points out that despite the fact that support for the republic would surpass the monarchy, respondents believe that in a hypothetical referendum the monarchical institution would win with 38.7%, above the 31% who think that the republic would be the option preferred by citizens.
As for the political parties, PSOE (59.8%) and United We Can (94%) opted for holding a referendum. On the contrary, in the other political spectrum, opposition to that option is opening up: 74.6% of Vox voters, 75.2% of those of the PP and 57.3% of Citizens do not want to know nothing of a referendum on the head of state.