- 4 Aug 2021 10:09 AM
- Hungary Matters
Only 37% of respondents said they found the mayor sympathetic, while 39% supported the opposition, Századvég said.
In terms of Karácsony’s popularity index (the difference between positive and negative responses), he is less popular (minus 20%) than the opposition alliance (minus 15%), the survey found.
His low approval rating may be due to the fact that Karácsony had already lost a general election in 2018, Századvég said.
Voters may also feel that his performance as mayor has failed to live up to expectations, as he failed to fulfil campaign promises such as cost-free public transport for children under 14 and heating subsidies for the elderly and vulnerable, Századvég said.
Among undecided voters, Karácsony is unpopular with 51% and popular with 17% (a popularity rating of minus 34%), Századvég said.