(MTI) – Ruling Fidesz received support from 37 percent of all voters in early May, with radical nationalist Jobbik and the Socialists competing for second place in tight competition at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively, pollster Ipsos said on Friday.

DK and LMP received 3 percent support each, followed by E-PM with 2 percent. Only 29 percent of voters said they had no party preference, the pollster said in a statement sent to MTI.

Among decided voters, Fidesz received 56 percent, Jobbik 17 percent and the Socialists 16 percent. In this group, the DK stood at 4 percent and LMP and E-PM at 3 percent each.

Ipsos said the poll, prepared in the aftermath of the general election in April, showed that support for Fidesz was mostly unchanged among different age groups but the level of education had a more significant influence on figures. Support for the party was around 6-7 percent higher than average among those with basic level of education and it was also around 6-7 percent lower among those holding a university degree.

The left-wing alliance received only 6-7 percent support from voters aged under 30 and it was increasing gradually with age, reaching around 45 percent, essentially the same as Fidesz, in the age group of 65 years and above, Ipsos said.

Jobbik got around 30 percent support from voters aged under 30, around 20 percent from voters in their 30s and 40s, and 10-12 percent from voters above 50. Jobbik was the only party where gender also placed a significant role, with average 25 percent of men and 15 percent of women opting for the party.

Support for LMP was as low as 2 percent among people with basic education and as high as 8 percent among degre holders.

Ipsos said it would release projections for the European parliamentary election in the second half of next week.

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Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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