Poll – Ruling Fidesz’ Popularity Steadily Growing

  • 12 Jan 2018 8:11 AM
Poll – Ruling Fidesz’ Popularity Steadily Growing
The Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has seen its support steadily grow, and by the end of last year the ruling parties had 36 percent support of the electorate and 52 percent of decided voters, according to a poll by Századvég published on Thursday.

The poll of 1,000 voters conducted by phone showed Jobbik and Socialists losing support.

Jobbik had the backing of 9 percent of all voters and 16 percent among decided voters, while the Socialists was on 9 percent and 14 percent, respectively, Századvég said, citing Jobbik’s “current identity crisis” and internal divisions in the case of the Socialists.

The green opposition LMP party may be in a position to capitalise on the woes of the Socialists but its growing popularity which began in the summer of 2017 came to a sudden halt by the end of the year, Századvég said.

LMP received 6 percent support from all voters and 7 percent from decided voters.

The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) also gained from political infighting on the left and support for the party stabilised thanks to a switch of allegiance by disillusioned Socialist voters in the last months of the year.

DK, led by former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, had the support of 5 percent of all voters and 6 percent of decided voters at the end of the year.

Support for opposition Együtt stood at 1 percent among all voters, as well as among decided voters.

Support for all other parties combined was 5 percent among all voters and 4 percent among decided voters, Századvég said.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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