(MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party had a firm lead over opposition parties in a poll taken just three weeks before the general election, pollster Tarki said on Wednesday.
Fully 43 percent said they would re-elect the current government while 36 percent opted for a change, the poll said.
Of the whole population, 38 percent supported the governing parties while the five-party left-of-centre opposition alliance for a government change had 16 percent support and the radical nationalist Jobbik party 15 percent. The small opposition LMP party had 4 percent support in the whole sample.
Two percent of respondents cited “other parties”, 19 percent said they would not vote for any of the listed parties and another six percent declined to respond.
Among respondents with clear voting preferences, Fidesz had 51 percent support, as against 21 percent supporting the five-party opposition alliance, 20 percent Jobbik and 6 percent LMP. Other parties were supported by 2 percent in this group as well.
Fully 54 percent of voters promised to turn out to the ballot, Tarki said, adding that a higher turnout would favour the opposition and a lower turnout could be the make-or-break point for LMP, whose support is near the 5 percent entry threshold to parliament.
The poll was taken on March 12-19.
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