Orbán retains massive lead despite protests in Hungary – Poll
The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties have retained a massive lead of 54 percent among decided voters and 39 percent across the whole sample despite anti-government protests in December, pollster Nézőpont reported citing its latest poll carried out on a representative sample of 5,000 voting-age adults in January.
Nézőpont head Ágoston Sámuel Mraz told public media on Tuesday that
conservative Jobbik would garner 13 percent, the Socialist-Párbeszéd parties 10 percent, Democratic Coalition 7 percent and LMP 5 percent among decided voters if elections were held this weekend.
The Momentum Movement with 4 percent, the satirical Two-Tailed Dog and radical Mi Hazánk with 3 percent each would not clear the parliamentary threshold.
According to the poll, the ruling parties would have 14 mandates out of a total 21 if the European parliamentary elections were held this weekend.
Jobbik could send 3 MEPs to the European Parliament, while Socialists-Párbeszéd would have 2 deputies, and the Democratic Coalition and LMP one each.
Mráz said that Jobbik was “the loser” of the beginning of the year, having lost 250,000 voters, who joined either Fidesz or the Mi Hazánk movement. He said that those that quit Jobbik mostly belong to the 18-29 age group, in which Jobbik has enjoyed its largest support.
SECOND STRONGEST POLITICAL PARTY JOBBIK TO BE ELIMINATED BY THE STATE AUDIT OFFICE?
Tamás Sneider, the chairman of Jobbik, called together an extraordinary party congress because the State Audit Office fined the party for 270 M HUF (EUR 844 thousand). According to Sneider, they are going to discuss two topics: the termination of their parliamentary group which would raise further financial questions and the continuation of the national resistance announced by the party last year. Read more details HERE.