Jun 12, 2017

A healthy 43% of voters would re-elect Viktor Orbán as prime minister

43 percent of voters would vote for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. That figure was higher than the other six opposition contenders combined, according to the poll.

Hungarian voters would re-elect Hungary's prime minister if elections were held today, according to a new survery by the Nézőpont Institute.

In fact, 43 percent of voters would check Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's box, and the figure was higher than the other six opposition contenders combined. Nézőpont surveyed a representative sample of 1,000 voting-age adults by phone between June 6 and 8

According to figures, László Botka of the Socialists is supported by 3 percent and Liberal leader Gábor Fodor by 1 percent of respondents.

Gábor Vona of the radical nationalist Jobbik party is backed by 8 percent, Gergely Karácsony of the Dialogue party with 6 percent, and Ferenc Gyurcsany of the leftist Democratic Coalition and Bernadett Szél of LMP with 5 percent each.

A staggering 97 percent of ruling Fidesz voters would re-elect PM Orbán. Vona is backed by 77 percent among Jobbik supporters while the Socialist voters are divided, 34 percent of them would prefer to see Gyurcsány and 19 percent Botka as prime minister.