Roughly one-third of Hungary’s opposition voters are uncommitted to any party, the daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday, citing a fresh poll by the Nézőpont Institute.
According to the pollster, an election held this Sunday would be won by the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance with 55 percent of the vote, with just three opposition parties clearing the threshold for seats in parliament.
The leftist Democratic Coalition and radical Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) would each get 6 percent of the vote, while the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party would have 5 percent.
Conservative Jobbik and the liberal Momentum Movement would both fail to secure parliamentary seats, ending up with just 4 percent each. The Socialist Party, green LMP and the small liberal Párbeszéd party would receive 1 percent each, according to the poll.
Nézőpont said that though 12 percent of voters are critical of the prime minister, they would not vote for any of the opposition parties, either. The pollster added that nearly one-third of opposition voters had become disenchanted with the left-wing parties.
Magyar Nemzet noted that the ruling parties had also dominated the municipal by-elections held last Sunday. It said Nézőpont’s findings confirmed that whereas support for the ruling parties remains stable, the opposition is not only finding it hard to attract new voters but also to retain existing ones.
As we wrote yesterday, four Budapest constituencies held by-elections on Sunday, with three going to candidates of the ruling party and one to the opposition, details HERE.
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