President Áder popular among 55 pc of those able to name him
Budapest (MTI) – Over half of those who know that Hungary’s president is called János Áder find his work satisfactory and nearly half think that his re-election for another five-year term in March was a good decision, a recent survey by the Nézőpont research institute showed.
Sixty four percent of those asked could name the country’s president. Among them, 55 percent were satisfied and 30 percent dissatisfied with his work done.
Áder’s approval ratings were the lowest among leftist respondents: only 24 percent of opposition voters (supporters of the Socialists, the Democratic Coalition, Együtt, the Dialogue Party and the Liberals) approved of his presidency and 65 percent were not satisfied with it.
Among opposition Jobbik’s voters, the ratio of those approving and disapproving of Áder was the same, 36 percent each.
The figures show a fall in popularity, compared to a survey before Áder’s re-election, when 73 percent approved and only 19 percent expressly disapproved of him. Nézőpont attributes the shift to Áder signing an amendment to the higher education law, a very unpopular act among left-leaning voters.
The survey was conducted on a sample of 1000 people via telephone from April 25 to 27. The sample was representative of the over-18 population regarding age, sex, region, type of place of residence and schooling.