New Poll: Ruling Parties Keep Lead

  • 9 May 2018 8:31 AM
  • Hungary Matters
New Poll: Ruling Parties Keep Lead
The ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrats (KDNP) have maintained their lead among voters since the April 8 general election, a new poll by the Nézőpont Institute shows.

Of the whole electorate, 41% supports the ruling alliance, 11% radical nationalist Jobbik and 6% the Socialists.

Leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) has 4%, green LMP 3%, the Momentum Movement 2% and the satirical Two-tailed Dog Party 1%.

Among decided voters, support for Fidesz-KDNP rose since the election to 52%.

Jobbik garnered 19%, Socialists- Párbeszéd 10%, DK and LMP 6% each.

Momentum got 4% and the Two-tailed Dog Party 2% of the vote.

In absolute numbers, over three million voters support Fidesz-KDNP and over two million the opposition, Nézőpont said.

Fully 67% of Jobbik supporters, 73% of Socialist and 75% of DK voters agreed with some opposition politicians who attributed their electoral defeat to “ill-informed” rural people.

Some 65% of those asked, however, qualified this statement as “offensive to rural people”, the pollster said.

The poll was conducted between April 13 and 30 by personal query, on a sample of 2,000.

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