43 percent of Hungarians would re-elect Orbán – Survey
Forty three percent of Hungarian voters would re-elect the incumbent prime minister if elections were held now, according to a survey by the Nézőpont Institute.
Support for Viktor Orbán in June was higher than for the other six opposition contenders combined.
Gábor Vona of the radical nationalist Jobbik party is backed by 8 percent, followed by Gergely Karácsony of the Dialogue party with 6 percent, and Ferenc Gyurcsany of the leftist Democratic Coalition and Bernadett Szél of LMP with 5 percent both. László Botka of the Socialists is supported by 3 percent and Liberal leader Gábor Fodor by 1 percent of respondents.
Fully 97 percent of ruling Fidesz voters would re-elect Orbán. Vona is backed by 77 percent among Jobbik supporters while the Socialist voters are divided: 34 percent of them would prefer to see Gyurcsány and 19 percent Botka as prime minister
Nézőpont surveyed a representative sample of 1,000 voting-age adults by phone between June 6 and 8.