Budapest, July 29 (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance maintained a stable lead over their rivals topped by the radical nationalist Jobbik party, according to a poll released by Szazadveg on Tuesday.
Fully 35 percent of the electorate supported the Fidesz-led alliance, a similar level to its showing in the spring parliamentary elections, while the radical nationalist Jobbik party came second with a 14 percent.
The Socialists had the backing of 9 percent, the Democratic Coalition had 6 percent and LMP 4 percent. The E-PM alliance led by former PM Gordon Bajnai received just 3 percent support.
Fidesz retained its firm lead among decided voters as well, supported by 53 percent. Jobbik was favoured by 18 percent, the Socialists by 12 percent and DK by 7 percent. LMP and E-PM garnered 4 percent support each.
The poll showed a marked weakening of the Socialist Party in parallel with a strengthening of DK, led by former Socialist premier Ferenc Gyurcsany. Szazadveg suggested that rising parties on the left were now cannibalising weaker forces on the same side of the political divide.
Szazadveg conducted the poll with a sample of 1,000 between July 22 and 25.