Recent polls from Italy shows that there has been a huge surge in support of leaving the European Union after the coronavirus outbreak.
A recent poll shows that 40% of the Italians are in favour of leaving the EU and scrapping the euro as its currency.
Another 6.1% are in favour of just leaving the EU, whilst 7.3% are in favour of remaining in the EU, but scrapping the euro as its currency.
Just 41.7% are in favour of Italy maintaining its current status.
The survey was carried out by Bidimedia between April 15 and 16, asking 3,400 people “Would you agree to leave the euro and the EU?”
The poll backs up an earlier poll which revealed that 49% of the Italians are in favour of leaving the EU, and 51% in favour of remaining.
This is a huge surge from 2019 where just 25% of the population were in favour of leaving the EU.
These polls come after another opinion poll last month, where 88% of the Italians felt they had been let down by the EU.
The Bidimedia poll also reveals that the confidence in the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is wavering.
According to the poll, 43.9% of the Italian have no confidence and another 11.8% little confidence in his leadership.
22.9% said that they were highly confident in his leadership and another 20.6% satisfied.
The poll comes after the coronavirus outbreak, which has had an impact on the public opinion on the EU and the Italian leadership.
Italy was in the beginning the coronavirus epicentre in Europe, and Italy still has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe.
Italy has at the time of writing over 197,000 coronavirus cases and 26,000 deaths.