Survey: Two thirds reject booing during PM’s speech
Budapest (MTI) – Two thirds of Hungarians called it unacceptable that supporters of some opposition parties booed and hissed during Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech at a recent commemoration.
The anti-government demonstrators tried to disturb state celebrations marking Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising of 1956 last Sunday. They used referee whistles, horns and rattlers to express their disapproval of the government and kept booing and hissing during the speeches of presidents János Áder of Hungary and Andrzej Duda of Poland, too.
Sixty seven percent of those asked in a Nézőpont survey rejected their attitude, 22 percent called it acceptable and 11 percent declined to give an answer, the daily Magyar Idők said on Saturday.
The survey showed a marked division between supporters of the left-wing parties. While 52 percent of Socialist sympathisers rejected booing the prime minister, 83 percent of those backing the Democratic Coalition (DK), Együtt and the Dialogue party considered it acceptable.
A simultaneous poll showed that 34 percent of Hungarian adults backed the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance, 12 percent the opposition Jobbik, 8 percent the Socialists, 5 percent DK, 3 percent LMP and 2 percent Együtt.
Among decided voters, the ruling parties had 45 percent, Jobbik 23 percent, the Socialists 9 percent, DK 7 percent, LMP and Együtt 3 percent both, and Dialogue 1 percent.
The survey and the poll were conducted from October 24 to 26 on a representative sample of 1,000.