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Nézőpont: Fidesz-KDNP Further Increase Support

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.03.

The ruling Fidesz-KDNP increased their support among decided voters to 57 percent in April, pollster Nézőpont Intézet said on Friday.

The representative survey of 5,000 people conducted in person between April 1 and 26 showed a 1 percentage point increase compared with March and a 10 percentage point increase on the ruling party lists in last April’s general election, Nézőpont said.

Support for the opposition Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd parties shrank within the margin of error from March, from 12 percent to 11 percent in the case of Jobbik, and from 11 percent to 10 percent in the case of Socialists-Párbeszéd.

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Nézőpont Institute projected that two-thirds of Hungarian mandates, or 14 seats, would be secured by Fidesz-KDNP if the European Parliament elections were held this Sunday. As a result, they would be able to delegate two more politicians to the EP than they currently have. Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd could expect to have two MEPs each, Nézőpont said.

The Democratic Coalition (DK) was the winner of the month, by increasing support from 6 percent in March to 8 percent in April, the pollster said. They could delegate two politicians to the EP if the elections were held this Sunday, it added.

Momentum and LMP swapped places compared with March. The former increased support by 1 percentage point to 5 percent and the latter lost 1 percentage point, dropping to 4 percent. As a result, they would each be able to delegate one MEP, Nézőpont said.

The satirical Two-tailed Dog party received 3 percent and radical nationalist Mi Hazánk 2 percent among decided voters, according to the April poll.

Among all voters, support for Fidesz-Christian Democrats stood at 42 percent, for Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd at 7 percent each, for Democratic Coalition at 4 percent, for LMP at 3 percent, for Momentum and Two-tailed Dog at 2 percent each and for Mi Hazánk at 1 percent, the statement showed.

In the featured photo: EP elections sample ballot. Photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI