Future and Popularity of the Spanish Monarchy


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:flowers:不不 It seems that no strategy against the king or the queen works. The king every day is more and more valued ... Long live the kings!

The evaluation of the emeritus Sof穩a is not at all relevant, since she has nothing to say or do at present. It is a past figure and so the Spaniards see it.
JC is important, because he could drag his son ... but still he keeps
The important thing is the evaluation of the only character that matters! EL REY FELIPE VI! ... The juancarlistas would never think that he would be more popular than JC ... and that is that Felipe is an honest, honest, good man ... and that is More solid than being nice. In addition, Felipe is perceived as a great statesman who leaves our name, that of Spain very high nationally and internationally
If only the king counts; why include Letizia in your post above. Apparently, in your view she is completely irrelevant. And if she was relevant; she is by far not doing as well than her mother-in-law who is slightly more popular than the king himself (who is indeed doing well) - as has been the case since she entered the stage. That you personally think more highly of her than of her mother-in-law clearly isn't representative of the Spanish population.

What exactly has the king done to promote Spain internationally that has made Spain more of a power to recon with than previously? While I agree that he has not been making a fool of himself like Juan Carlos in the last several years; I have a hard time coming up with something that he did that led to a significant positive change of the image of Spain in the last 4 years since he ascended the throne. What are the three most important things that you think of in this respect?
 
Our beloved King Philip VI, reaches in a recent account, a 75.3 percent popularity ... the highest ever of a king since the survey, obviously.

The highest ever of a King since what survey? Because this poll was commissioned by the very traditional and monarchist ABC. The other polls ABC somewhat misleadingly mentions in the article were done by CIS which is a government research organization.

Im not saying whatever company ABC hired didnt do a well designed survey but, given how ABC covers the royal family, they wouldnt be the people I would trust to give the most unbiased view.

I think the relative proportion of popularity is probably correct, in that the order goes from Sofia to Felipe to Letizia to Juan carlos. I dont think the numbers would be so high for any of them in polls done by other sources. Im not sure when the poll was taken but if it was after the news about Juan Carlos and his alleged illegal business practices came out his number should be lower. The fact that hes still above five despite a huge amount of negative publicity makes me think the sample of respondents may not have been completely random. Equally, the fact that Letizia cant crack six in a probably not completely unbiased survey, after the concerted PR campaign of the last few months, doesnt seem like good news for the royal house.
 
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Had there been surveys back in the days of JC's most powerful days, approval rates would have easily been in the 90%s ...
 
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Had there been surveys back in the days of JC's most powerful days, approval rates would have easily been in the 90%s ...

agreed.

i am curious on the popularity rating of other members of the RF, namely letizia, JC and sofia (of course, we all know cristina's and inaki's current rating:ermm:).
 
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Had there been surveys back in the days of JC's most powerful days, approval rates would have easily been in the 90%s ...

Why were there no accounts in the time of King Juan Carlos? Was it prehistory?
Of course they existed.
 
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The highest ever of a King since what survey? Because this poll was commissioned by the very traditional and monarchist ABC. The other polls ABC somewhat misleadingly mentions in the article were done by CIS which is a government research organization.

Im not saying whatever company ABC hired didnt do a well designed survey but, given how ABC covers the royal family, they wouldnt be the people I would trust to give the most unbiased view.

I think the relative proportion of popularity is probably correct, in that the order goes from Sofia to Felipe to Letizia to Juan carlos. I dont think the numbers would be so high for any of them in polls done by other sources. Im not sure when the poll was taken but if it was after the news about Juan Carlos and his alleged illegal business practices came out his number should be lower. The fact that hes still above five despite a huge amount of negative publicity makes me think the sample of respondents may not have been completely random. Equally, the fact that Letizia cant crack six in a probably not completely unbiased survey, after the concerted PR campaign of the last few months, doesnt seem like good news for the royal house.

ABC is a serious newspaper, not a digitalist. Do not you believe it because you are not interested or for some strange reason that I do not know? Does not matter. The popularity of the king is EVIDENT.
Here, only the popularity of the holder is relevant ... and of the former king, because after all it is his father and he was Head of State .. Letizia approves almost with a 60 by the way (which is a lot, especially with the press inventing things about it ...) but has no institutional role; and much less Sofia, who is perceived as a prehistoric animal, that is, as PAST and therefore not linked to the present.
Everyone who interprets as they want. The popularity of Felipe VI is very evident in Spanish society, and his perception as a good, honest, intelligent man, as a magnificent representative both inside and outside our country, is indisputable.
What the Spaniards think of the king's sisters is completely indifferent. They are also past.
 
The highest ever of a King since what survey? Because this poll was commissioned by the very traditional and monarchist ABC. The other polls ABC somewhat misleadingly mentions in the article were done by CIS which is a government research organization.

Im not saying whatever company ABC hired didnt do a well designed survey but, given how ABC covers the royal family, they wouldnt be the people I would trust to give the most unbiased view.

I think the relative proportion of popularity is probably correct, in that the order goes from Sofia to Felipe to Letizia to Juan carlos. I dont think the numbers would be so high for any of them in polls done by other sources. Im not sure when the poll was taken but if it was after the news about Juan Carlos and his alleged illegal business practices came out his number should be lower. The fact that hes still above five despite a huge amount of negative publicity makes me think the sample of respondents may not have been completely random. Equally, the fact that Letizia cant crack six in a probably not completely unbiased survey, after the concerted PR campaign of the last few months, doesnt seem like good news for the royal house.

Ah, another point: ABC does not stand out for its unconditional love to the "plebeian" Queen Letizia, so if her scores are exaggerated, it would be down ... not up.
regards
 
What the Spaniards think of the king's sisters is completely indifferent. They are also past.

very conveniently! they HAD to make sure they were the past and hence why the need of JC to abdicate.
felipe may have a good image as a person, but the institution his represents, primarily plaged with the scandals of JC, of cristina and of inaki along with the stubborn episodes of letizia, is in clear decline. if there is another scandal surfacing (such as JC being prosecuted following the corinna tapes), i think they will not survive.
 
agreed.

i am curious on the popularity rating of other members of the RF, namely letizia, JC and sofia (of course, we all know cristina's and inaki's current rating:ermm:).

Here is the source.

1. Sof穩a at 76.2%
2. Felipe at 75.3%
3. Letizia at 58.1%
4. Juan Carlos at 54.7%

So there is a clear divide with Sof穩a and Felipe being quite popular and their spouses being not that popular.
 
very conveniently! they HAD to make sure they were the past and hence why the need of JC to abdicate.
felipe may have a good image as a person, but the institution his represents, primarily plaged with the scandals of JC, of cristina and of inaki along with the stubborn episodes of letizia, is in clear decline. if there is another scandal surfacing (such as JC being prosecuted following the corinna tapes), i think they will not survive.

The institution is embodied by Philip VI ... His popularity is so high, so the Spanish have known that the new king, embodies the Crown and the monarchical institution. To him, the scandals of others do not affect him ... and because there was a very intelligent movement, separating the members of the royal family from the king's family.
He could have burdened him, the scandals of his father, but with his abdication, all that is past the crown.
Felipe is alone, but without scandals.
As long as Felipe is not involved in them, the crown will be fine

A husband of an infanta, in prison, I think it is difficult to overcome as a scandal. And it is clear that the Spaniards perceive him as alien to Felipe.
Juan Carlos will not be prosecuted, believe me.
 
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Here is the source.

1. Sof穩a at 76.2%
2. Felipe at 75.3%
3. Letizia at 58.1%
4. Juan Carlos at 54.7%

So there is a clear divide with Sof穩a and Felipe being quite popular and their spouses being not that popular.

When Juan Carlos I was in his apog矇o as far as popularity is concerned, his consort Sof穩a, was when it was most criticized. It was the time to call her "the Greek" "the stranger", and sorry and I feel "SoFEA" ... Times in which he was described as close and friendly and she as distant, distant, cold.
It reminds me a lot of something :silbido::silbido::silbido:: lol:: lol:: lol:
 
ABC is a serious newspaper, not a digitalist. Do not you believe it because you are not interested or for some strange reason that I do not know? Does not matter. The popularity of the king is EVIDENT.
Here, only the popularity of the holder is relevant ... and of the former king, because after all it is his father and he was Head of State .. Letizia approves almost with a 60 by the way (which is a lot, especially with the press inventing things about it ...) but has no institutional role; and much less Sofia, who is perceived as a prehistoric animal, that is, as PAST and therefore not linked to the present.
Everyone who interprets as they want. The popularity of Felipe VI is very evident in Spanish society, and his perception as a good, honest, intelligent man, as a magnificent representative both inside and outside our country, is indisputable.
What the Spaniards think of the king's sisters is completely indifferent. They are also past.

ABC may be a serious newspaper but it is VERY pro monarchy and its not where I would look if I wanted an unbiased view of the Spanish royal family as individuals or the monarchy as an institution. Case in point: the misleading way it chose to report the results of this poll.

There are various ways polls can be conducted and depending on the methodology used numbers can vary substantially between different polls. Its not coincidence that poll results often reflect the political stance of the media outlets that commission them. Polls done by organizations like CIS arent always perfect, either, but Id take them with less of a grain of salt than polls such as this one.

In any event, if there was valid polling on the popularity of the SRF and of Juan Carlos in particular done in the 70s and 80s Id love a link to the results.
 
The monarchy is more safe in Spain than in countries like the Netherlands or Sweden. Reason: the stable democracies and societies over can easily "handle" a shift from a monarchy to a republic.

In Spain (and in Belgium) however, the monarchy and the Constutution are very linked to the very core existence of the state itself. Any proposed change will open Pandora's Box, will open a can of worms and is likely to have a seismic effect on the state and in society.

So weirdly enough a calm, prosperous and stable society will easier swap, simply because liberal and progressive people will possibly have a majority and find a monarchy an anomaly in a 21st C state. In Spain and in Belgium this will not be different, but there other centrifugal powers play a role: the separatistic and secessionist movements.
 
I know these polls were from late July but what are your opinions anyway? Essentially it shows 47.4% in favor of a republic and only 49.9% in favor of retaining the constitutional monarchy. Most of the comments weren't exactly pro-monarchy either. There was also support for a referendum on the matter in the 60s percentage wise. I know we had that argument about personal popularity and all with Felipe VI being in the mid-70s and all but I'm surprised that we didn't talk about these polls at the time. I know that I exasperate this over and over again and I'm sorry but are we honestly sure that the system is
secure and especially after the whole Catalonia speech, the allegations towards the former king and princess and of course the increased protests, are we genuinely fine or should we really be worried about that July poll? Also, why didn't we talk about the Forbes article with the monarchy receiving a final bow and what not? In case you guys were wondering the article was from Mid-August I think? I'm just surprised we didn't talk about the article and opinion polls much.

-Frozen Royalist

ElectoPanel: los apoyos a la monarqu穩a bajan del 50%. Los espa簽oles, partidarios de un refer矇ndum. Electoman穩a

These polls are from CTXT & ELECTOMANA in case you are wondering

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cecili...archy-mired-in-new-ugly-scandal/#fbf00e480aab

And this one is from Forbes
 
Sounds like the Monarchy is far from Popular then...
 
Polls vary ,I don't see any large scale anti Monarchy movement.

The King and his mother are the most popular but his father and wife are not so popular but I think for now the monarchy is safe.
 
63.4% of Spaniards see Leonor as Queen

Today, 64.9% of Spaniards claim to be well represented by the Monarchy. In all age segments this feeling is majority. The future of the institution is also guaranteed: 63.4% of Spaniards, compared to 19.8%, affirms that Leonor will inherit, when the time comes, the Crown. It is also the majority opinion of citizens, regardless of their age.

The sympathy towards the Princess of Asturias pushes that 76.7% request an early constitutional reform to end the privileges of the male heirs. A broad majority in all age groups is favorable to it. In addition, 72.8% of citizens ask to be educated as their father.

In the August survey published by LA RAZN on the Spanish Monarchy, 70.9% of Spaniards backed King Philip VI in his position of firmness against the separatists who attempted the coup in Catalonia. There is also a large majority that identifies a campaign plotted against the Crown by extremist elements of the left and pro-independence. In all age groups the majority is exceeded: from 53.8% of those under 35 years old to 62.2% of those over 54 years old.

https://translate.google.pt/transla...s-espanoles-ve-a-leonor-como-reina-DI19779695

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63.4% of Spaniards see Leonor as Queen

Today, 64.9% of Spaniards claim to be well represented by the Monarchy. In all age segments this feeling is majority. The future of the institution is also guaranteed: 63.4% of Spaniards, compared to 19.8%, affirms that Leonor will inherit, when the time comes, the Crown. It is also the majority opinion of citizens, regardless of their age.

The sympathy towards the Princess of Asturias pushes that 76.7% request an early constitutional reform to end the privileges of the male heirs. A broad majority in all age groups is favorable to it. In addition, 72.8% of citizens ask to be educated as their father.

In the August survey published by LA RAZN on the Spanish Monarchy, 70.9% of Spaniards backed King Philip VI in his position of firmness against the separatists who attempted the coup in Catalonia. There is also a large majority that identifies a campaign plotted against the Crown by extremist elements of the left and pro-independence. In all age groups the majority is exceeded: from 53.8% of those under 35 years old to 62.2% of those over 54 years old.

https://translate.google.pt/transla...s-espanoles-ve-a-leonor-como-reina-DI19779695

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The conclusion in the second sentence, that the future of the monarchy is guaranteed, is a completely wild guess. As the verb says: those who sit high on horseback can fall deep. We only need to look to the once popular Juan Carlos, or Cristina and I簽aki to see how deep a fall can be. Do簽a Leonor is just a child. Let us wait and see in 30 years time.
 

Thanks. :flowers:

One question and one remark.

The question is: How serious is he?

Remark: Being a declared republican, I'm not surprised he tries to present as strong a case for the monarchy ending as possible.
Had he been a declared monarchist the headline would no doubt be different.
 
Interestingly, he states that the abdication was 'organized/stimulated' by Sofia, Felipe and Letizia. As Pe簽afiel seems quite in favor of Juan Carlos and not impressed by Felipe, I wonder whether it isn't his imagination.
 
Jaime Penafiel becomes ridiculous. He does not like the current kings of Spain, and mainly hates Letizia. It was so close to the royal family and now it says these things ... sad.
 
Pe簽afiel is and has always been an opportunist eager for prominence ... first he praises Franco and when he died he profited with the photos of his agony, he praises Juan Carlos because he is as old-fashioned and mail chauvinist as he is, and criticizes Sofia whenever he can because she did not treat him with the importance that he believed he should receive. He was successful decades ago, the time he worked with Hola ... and he was a totally forgotten character until his hatred and constant criticism of Letizia made him the protagonist of the gossip and yellow press.

He is a supposed royalty specialist, when most things he says are absurd and outdated, but it is his way of making money and continuing to maintain some prominence in the press.
 
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He has been very nasty towards Letizia publicly ,the fact that he heaps praise Juan Carlos speaks volumes!
 
Today he praises Juan Carlos and tomorrow he will criticize him ... he can say one thing and all the contrary in order to create controversy and let people talk about him.
 
He knows more inside than we all do. I too think the monarchy will not last in Spain.
 
He knows more inside than we all do. I too think the monarchy will not last in Spain.

The Spanish and Belgian monarchy will last longer than the monarchies of Sweden or the Netherlands. Exactly because Spain and Belgium have complicated state structures, any change will have consequences for the core existence and unity of the state itself. In Sweden or the Netherlands, both rich, efficient, smoothly run unitary states with a strong central government, a toppling of the Bernadottes or the Orange-Nassaus will not threat the very existence of these states. I do not have the slightest worry for the Borb籀ns in Spain or the Sachsen-Coburgs in Belgium.
 
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It is true. What unites Spain is the monarchy. With several provinces of Spain claiming their independence (as is the case of Catalonia), if monarchy were abolished, Spain would end as a country ....
 
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