Party preferences unchanged, Fidesz in lead, Jobbik second
Party preferences remained practically unchanged in giving the allied ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats a commanding lead in August, the latest poll released by Nézőpont institute on Saturday showed.
The governing parties were backed by 30 percent of the whole electorate, the poll said. Support for opposition Jobbik stood at 11 percent and for the Socialists (MSZP) at 7 percent. Of the smaller parties, leftist DK was backed by 4 percent, green LMP and the relatively new Momentum party by 2 percent each. The Együtt party, the Liberals and the satirical Kétfarkú Kutya (Two-tailed Dog) parties garnered in this camp support by one percent each, while the Dialogue party registered support around the margins, said Nezopont.
Taking core party support into account, the poll showed Fidesz-KDNP with a 43 percent support, Jobbik with 22 percent and the Socialists with 12 percent. DK stood at 7 percent, LMP and Momentum at 5 percent each, the Kétfarkú Kutya and Együtt parties at 2 percent each, and the Liberals at 1 percent.
The poll was conducted between August 1 and 18 on a sample of 2,000.