Just to begin with...HOW MANY ITALIANS DIDN'T SHOW UP TO VOTE IN 2009 COMPARED TO THE LAST EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 5 YEARS BEFORE?
Italians with right to vote are 50.342.153.
In this European election 32.659.162 voted compared to 35.598.379 5 years ago, hence 2.939.217LESS(ALMOST 3 MILLIONS!)
HOW MANY ITALIANS ACTUALLY VOTED FOR BERLUSCONI?
10.778.876 compared to 13.629.069 in the last political elections one year ago. 2.850.193 Italians who just one year ago had voted for Berlusconi, decided not to vote him this time around. I think 2.850.193 disappeared voters sounds a lot worse than "just 2% less", don't you think so??? In fact he lost 20,91% of his voters in just one year.
Therefore Berlusconi in this last political test had only about 1 Italian in 5 voting for him (21%) which is not the 75% of appreciation he claims to have according to HIS surveys.
The source of this data is the Ministro dell'Interno web site and anybody can check: http://elezioni.interno.it/europee/ET0.htm
NOW, if only 21% of Italians vote for Berlusconi, how come he is in charge? How come we have to hear all the time the LIE "The majority of Italians like him and vote for him"????