POLL – Fidesz maintains commanding lead after recent defeat in Hódmezővásárhely
The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) alliance continues to hold a commanding lead over the opposition parties in spite of its unexpected defeat in a local election in Hódmezővásárhely last month, according to a poll by the Nézőpont Institute released on Wednesday.
Among decided voters, support for Fidesz-KDNP stood at 52 percent. Jobbik was second with 17 percent, down from its 2014 election result of 20.7 percent. The Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance had the support of 10 percent of decided voters, followed by LMP with 9 percent and the leftist Democratic Coalition with 6 percent. The Momentum Movement was backed by 4 percent of voters and the satirical Two-Tailed Dog party by 2 percent.
Nézőpont also polled voters on their expectations concerning Hungary’s next prime minister.
Fully 66 percent of the whole sample said they expected Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to be re-elected for a third consecutive term.
Only five percent said they expected Gergely Karácsony, the PM candidate of the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance, to become prime minister after the election, the same percentage who thought Jobbik leader and PM candidate Gábor Vona would become Hungary’s next premier. Altogether 2 percent believed LMP candidate and co-leader Bernadett Szél would become prime minister while one percent each expected to see DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány, Liberal party head Gábor Fodor or Momentum leader András Fekete-Győr sworn in as PM after the election.
Nézőpont conducted the poll after the February 25 election in Hódmezővásárhely by phone with a sample of 1,000 adults.
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