Daily News Hungary | Mar 24, 2019 | 1
POLL – Majority of voters expect Fidesz to stay in power
Budapest (MTI) – The Fidesz-KDNP alliance has lost support among voters but nearly two-thirds of respondents to a fresh poll expect the government to serve its full mandate, a poll by Szazadveg published on Wednesday showed.
The governing parties had the support of 29 percent of the whole population, followed by the radical nationalist Jobbik party with 14 percent and the Socialists with 11 percent support. The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) and opposition Together (Egyutt) had 3 percent support each on the whole sample.
The camp of voters claiming to be uncertain rose to 34 percent in December, the poll said.
Among voters with a clear party choice Fidesz had 44 percent support, Jobbik 22 percent, the Socialists 17 percent and DK and Egyutt 4 percent each. LMP had 6 percent support in this group.
The popularity rankings of politicians was topped by Prime Minister Viktor Orban with 40 points, followed by Jobbik leader Gabor Vona with 34, Andras Schiffer, head of LMP’s parliamentary group, with 30 points, DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsany with 17 points and Socialist leader Jozsef Tobias with 15 points, the poll said.
Fully 61 percent of respondents said they expected the Fidesz government to stay in power until the end of its mandate in 2018 despite voicing disagreement with some of its measures, such as the proposal on an internet tax.
The poll was conducted on Dec. 15-20.