- 4 Sep 2019 5:40 AM
- Hungary Matters
The pollster said that supporters of Tarlós, the candidate of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance, consider the incumbent mayor as an “integrative politician” who is preferred not only by right-wingers.
Karácsony, on the other hand, is seen by his opponents as an “unsuccessful (district) mayor”, who has been “the central character” in the opposition’s pre-selection rounds “burdened with internal fighting”.
Concerning other candidates, the survey found that independent Róbert Puzsér was not popular on either side, with 73% of respondents rejecting his candidacy.
The report added that Krisztián Berki, another independent, was even less popular, with only 3% of all respondents supporting him.
Three quarters of respondents said they did not expect an opposition win in the election, 71% voicing the opinion that Tarlós would be reelected for the next five-year municipal cycle.
MTI Photo: Szigetváry Zsolt