POLL – Party preferences stagnant
Budapest, December 18 (MTI) – With the exception of ruling party Fidesz, voter support for all Hungarian parties remained stagnant in December, according to a survey by Ipsos published on Wednesday.
Backing for Fidesz dropped a percentage point to 26 percent among all voters while the main opposition Socialist party scored 15 percent. Radical nationalist party Jobbik was favoured by 7 percent, E14-PM by 3 percent, and the Democratic Coalition (DK) and LMP notched up 2 percent each.
Ipsos said there are 2.5 million voters out of a total of around 8 million who indicated an intention to cast their ballots.
Among decided voters, 47 percent backed Fidesz and 27 favoured the Socialists. Jobbik mustered 12 percent while E14-PM had 6 percent. DK and LMP were on 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.
Ipsos said 43 percent of its sample were uncommitted to any party.