Half of decided voters would back the incumbent mayor of Budapest, István Tarlós of ruling Fidesz, if the municipal elections were held this weekend, a fresh poll released by Századvég Institute on Wednesday showed.

Tarlós’s voter base is broader than that of the political right in the capital.

Among the opposition contenders, most popular is Gergely Karácsony, the joint Socialist-Párbeszéd candidate, with support of 21 percent. Karácsony is followed by Olga Kálmán, a senior journalist and television personality backed by the Democratic Coalition, with 15 percent, the poll said.

The next two candidates, independent Róbert Puzsér, and Momentum Movement’s Gábor Kerpel-Fronius, would garner support of 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Asked about Tarlós’s performance, 57 percent of respondents were satisfied, while 41 percent stated the opposite with 2 percent stating no opinion at all.

Századvég conducted the poll by asking 1,000 voting age adults by phone between June 15 and 18.

As we wrote on yesterday, Budapest residents can cast their votes in the opposition’s preselection for a joint candidate for the post of Budapest mayor in the upcoming municipal election. Details HERE.

Source: MTI

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