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Nézőpont: Fidesz Widens Lead over Opposition

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.03.01.

The Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) alliance leads the polls among decided voters for the European parliamentary elections with 54 percent, which would increase the number of seats held by the ruling parties to 14 from 12 in the EP, a fresh poll by the Nézőpont Institute commissioned by daily Magyar Nemzet shows.

The ruling parties’ popularity increased by 7 percent since last year’s general election, the poll showed.

Of the opposition parties, conservative Jobbik’s support dropped to 13 percent among decided voters, which would translate to three seats in the EP, Nézőpont said.

The Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance has 11 percent, which would mean two seats in the EP. The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) is backed by 6 percent and LMP by 5 percent, which would be worth one seat for each party.

The Momentum Movement and the satirical Two-tailed Dog party would each garner 4 percent, and the radical nationalist Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party 3 percent.

Among the whole population, Fidesz-KDNP has the support of 40 percent, Jobbik 8 percent, the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance 7 percent, DK 4 percent, LMP 3 percent, with Momentum, the Two-tailed Dog party and Mi Hazánk at 2 percent each, the poll showed.

The poll was conducted between January 31 and February 22 by phone, with a representative sample of 5,000 people.