The First Italian Exit Polls Are Out
And here we go with the first Senate exit polls from RAI:
- BERSANI 36%-38%,
- BERLUSCONI 30%-32%
- GRILLO 17%-19%,
- MONTI 7%-9%
As for the chamber:
- BERSANI 35-37%
- BERLUSCONI 29-31%
- GRILLO 19-21%
Visual summary from Il Giornale - Senate:
The turnout of the elections is estimated to be 76.6%, compared to 80.6% in 2008, and the lowest since World War 2.
Expect more data, lots of it conflicting in the coming minutes and hours. To summarize: Berlusconi+Grillo may end up with a majority, yet due to the way the Senate seats are assigned, the current outcome may be sufficient for Bersani.
As a reminder, the Senate winner needs 158 seats for outright majority (more here)