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Nézőpont: Fidesz-KDNP Lead Grows

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.01.

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) alliance has increased its lead over the opposition among decided voters, garnering the support of 56 percent two months before the European parliamentary election on May 26, a poll by the pro-government Nézőpont Institute published on Monday shows.

Fidesz-KDNP’s votes would translate into 14 seats in the European Parliament should the election be held this Sunday, the pollster said.

The ruling parties outperformed their results at last April’s parliamentary election by 9 percentage points, Nézőpont said.

Opposition parties’ popularity has remained relatively unchanged, Nézőpont said. Among decided voters, the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance has 11 percent of the vote, the Democratic Coalition (DK) 6 percent, green LMP 5 percent, and Momentum 4 percent. Jobbik has 12 percent, a fall of 8 percentage points compared to the 2018 parliamentary election, Nézőpont said.

Such results would ensure 3 seats at the European Parliament for Jobbik, 2 for Socialist-Párbeszéd, and one each for DK and LMP, Nézőpont said.

Among the whole population, Fidesz-KDNP has 42 percent while Jobbik has 8 percent of the vote, Nézőpont said. The Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance has 7 percent and DK 4 percent. LMP and the satirical Two-tailed dog party have the support of 3 percent each, Momentum 2 percent and radical nationalist Mi Hazánk 1 percent.

The poll was conducted at the request of daily Magyar Nemzet between March 1 and 28 on a representative sample of 5,000 people.

Featured photo illustration by PM’s Press Office