Fully 50 percent of voters support incumbent Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s reelection ahead of Sunday’s general election, a new poll by the Nézőpont Institute shows.
The opposition Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance’s prime ministerial candidate Gergely Karácsony had 13 percent of the vote, LMP’s Bernadett Szél had 8 percent, and Gábor Vona, head of people’s patriotic Jobbik, 7 percent.
Leftist Democratic Coalition leader Ferenc Gyurcsány is supported by 3 percent, and Gábor Fodor of the Liberals and the Momentum Movement’s András Fekete-Győr by 1 percent each, the pollster said.
The poll was requested by daily Magyar Idők. It was conducted between March 19-23 by phone, on a representative sample of 1,000 people, Nézőpont said.
For that matter, according to another recent survey,
the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance could win a “stable, strong majority” in the April 8 election,
participants in a conference attended by public opinion research institutes concluded.
According to the average of aggregated figures by all pollsters, the ruling parties could garner 51 percent of the votes, followed by radical nationalist Jobbik with 17 percent, the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance with 14 percent, Democratic Coalition (DK) with 8 percent and LMP with 7 percent if the elections were held this weekend.
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