POLL – Ruling Fidesz rides high, opposition languishing
The Fidesz ruling alliance with the Christian Democrats continues to ride high in Századvég’s latest survey, while the opposition parties appear to be languishing.
Fully 36 percent of the entire population backed the Fidesz-led alliance while the opposition Socialist-Parbeszed coalition was preferred by 9 percent, according to the poll published on Friday.
The conservative opposition Jobbik party had the support of 8 percent of Századvég’s sample, while the green party LMP and the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) were each backed by 4 percent. The other parties had 6 percent support between them. The camp of “don’t know” stood at 33 percent.
Among decided voters, Fidesz was backed by 53 percent, while 14 percent preferred the Socialist-Párbeszéd coalition. Fully 13 percent in this category expressed support for Jobbik, while LMP and DK each had 6 percent.
Századvég said the camp of uncertain voters had grown since its last survey and this was connected with upheavals on the opposition side. Support of the ruling parties has remained stable since the elections, it said.
Divisions within the opposition are being amplified by the emergence of a new player on the political market: László Toroczkai’s Mi Hazank (Our Homeland) party, a radical nationalist formation that recently broke away from Jobbik and commands the support of a quarter of the “Jobbik camp”.
Századvég’s phone poll was conducted between July 2 and 6 with a randomly selected sample of 1,000 voting-age adults.