Budapest, March 2 (MTI) – Support for the ruling Fidesz party fell from 34 percent to 32 percent among voters from January to February, according to a fresh poll by Medián published in Wednesday’s issue of weekly HVG.

The strongest opposition Jobbik party increased its support base from 14 to 16 percent in the same period among the whole voter sample. The opposition Socialists’ support stood at 10 percent in February, up from 9 percent in the previous month, in the whole sample, the poll said.

In the group of decided voters who have a clear party affiliation, Fidesz’s support dropped from 53 percent in January to 46 percent in February. Jobbik stood on 25 percent, up from 19 percent in January, the Socialists on 12 percent, down from 15 percent, and the leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) on 9 percent, up from 7 percent, in this group.

The proportion of respondents who said the country was “going in the wrong direction” rose from 54 percent to 60 percent in a month. The share of respondents satisfied with the government’s work fell from 45 percent in November to 39 percent in February, the poll said. Every tenth voter who had chosen Fidesz in 2014 would “not do so today”, HVG said.

Fully 73 percent of the population support Hungary’s membership in the European Union and this rate was 78 percent among Fidesz voters, the poll said.

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