Budapest (MTI) – The majority of left-wing voters are against boycotting the Oct. 2 migrant quota referendum, a survey by the Századvég Foundation released on Tuesday shows.
In the referendum Hungarians will be asked: “Do you want to allow the European Union to mandate the resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens to Hungary without the approval of parliament?”
Századvég’s survey, carried out earlier this month, found an increase in the number of likely participants in the referendum, as well as an overwhelming lead for the “no” camp.
Fully 55 percent of respondents said they would definitely participate in the referendum compared with 52 percent in August. A further 22 percent said they were likely to vote and 20 percent said they would sit out the referendum.
A total of 78 percent of respondents said they would vote “no” in the referendum compared to 3 percent who said they would vote “yes”.
Századvég found that 81 percent of Hungarians are against boycotting the referendum, with even 51 percent of respondents identifying as left wing opposing the idea. Altogether 91 percent of Századvég’s sample identifying as right wing and 82 percent of self-declared centrists were against boycotting the vote.
The phone survey was carried out on September 6-10 with a sample of 1,000 citizens.