With just over a month to go until the European parliamentary elections, the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has widened its lead over its rivals, according to a fresh poll by the Századvég Institute.
If the elections were held this Sunday, 36 percent of the entire electorate would vote for Fidesz. In the whole sample, 9 percent would vote for the opposition nationalist Jobbik, while the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance would garner 7 percent of the vote.
The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) would get 5 percent, with opposition LMP and the liberal Momentum Movement both standing at 3 percent, the poll showed.
The radical nationalist Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) Movement would get 1 percent, with all other parties garnering 2 percent of the vote. Fully 34 percent of those asked were uncertain of their party preference.
Among decided voters, Fidesz is supported by 54 percent, Jobbik by 14 percent and the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance by 10 percent. DK is backed by 9 percent while LMP and Momentum are each supported by 4 percent. Mi Hazánk is backed by 2 percent of decided voters, while all other parties have a combined 3 percent support.
Századvég’s phone poll was conducted between April 10 and 21 with a randomly selected sample of 1,000 voting-age adults.
Fidesz collects 1.15 m signatures to support PM’s programme
Some 1.15 million signatures have been collected so far in support of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s seven-point programme to stop migration, ruling Fidesz communications director Balázs Hidvéghi said on Tuesday.
He told a press conference that
people have expressed their agreement with Orbán and Fidesz in that Europe must be protected and migration must be stopped.
Based on feedback so far, people consider it especially important that “handling migration should be taken away from Brussels bureaucrats” and returned to national governments, he added. Proposals that no country should be forced to take in migrants and that the EU should have anti-migration leaders have also met with full agreement among supporters, Hidvéghi said.
“This is what’s at stake at the European Parliament elections on May 26,” he added.