Tárki poll indicates firm majority for ruling parties
Budapest, July 27 (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties have retained their firm voter support according to the latest survey by pollster Tárki, published on Wednesday.
In July the ruling parties increased their support from 27 to 30 percent, among all respondents. Jobbik enjoyed a similar increase and stood at 14 percent.
Across the whole population, the opposition Socialist Party lost 2 percent and stood at 8 percent. Voter support for the smaller parties remained unchanged: the Democratic Coalition (DK) stood at 5 percent, and LMP would have garnered 3 percent of the votes if parliamentary elections were to be held this weekend.
Among decided voters the ruling parties were preferred by 49 percent (up 2pc), and Jobbik by 22 percent (up 2pc). Support for the Socialist Party went from 18 percent to 13 percent. Eight percent would prefer DK, and 4 percent LMP, the Tarki report said.
The proportion of undecided voters stood at 38 percent (down from 43); despite the decline, they still constitute the largest group within Hungary’s voter base, authors of the report noted.
The survey was conducted between July 15 and 24 on a representative of 1,000 voting-age adults.