Ruling parties more popular than opposition combined

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance is now more popular than the opposition parties combined, holding the support of 51 percent of decided voters, the latest poll by pro-government Nezopont Institute commissioned by daily Magyar Idok shows.

The ruling parties were backed by 37 percent of the entire electorate, up two percentage points from November.

Support for the strongest opposition party, Jobbik dropped another percentage point to 8 percent. Although this change is within the margin of error, it is Jobbik’s lowest poll number since 2014, Nezopont said.

The Socialist Party captured 5 percent among the total sample, while the leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) received 4 percent support. Egyutt and the Liberal Party captured 1 percent each, while the small liberal Parbeszed party registered less than 1 percent. Green LMP was backed by 4 percent of voters, Momentum by 2 percent and the satirical Ketfarku Kutya (Two-tailed Dog) party by 1 percent.

Jobbik’s slide also carried over to decided voters, with the party receiving 14 percent support, seven percentage points below its party list score in the 2014 election.
DK and LMP were tied for third place among decided voters with 9 percent each, one percentage point ahead of the Socialists. Support for Momentum was at 3 percent. Egyutt and Ketfarku Kutya received 2 percent support each, while Parbeszed and the Liberals 1 percent each.

Nezopont conducted the poll on a sample of 2,000 people between December 1 and 18.

Source: MTI

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