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Aug 09, 2018

Popularity of Hungary's ruling parties increases since April elections

Based on the average of four large Hungarian polling institutes, the Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance would have received 53 percent support of committed voters in July, 6 percentage points more than in April

The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance has increasingly outnumbered other parties in the last couple of months, it has been revealed.

According to the average of figures published by four leading Hungarian think-tanks (Nézőpont Institute, Publicus, Századvég and Závecz Research) in July, the Fidesz alliance with the Christian Democratic Party had the support of 34 percent of the entire electorate, 1 percentage point more than in the previous month.

Nézőpont measured the highest score, and found a 42 percent popularity lean toward the governing parties. Századvég found 37 percent of citizens above the voting age, Závecz measured 33 and Publicus found 25 percent of voters would have voted for Fidesz.

Among committed voters, the governing parties would have gained 53 percent support, based on the average of the four studies. Both Nézőpont and Závecz Research measured 55, Századvég 53 and Publicus 49 percent of votes.

Based on the aggregate data, Jobbik received sympathy of only 15 percent of respondents in this category, 5 percentage points less than in the general elections three months earlier. Among the entire electorate, 10 percent would have voted for them.

The opposition Socialist Party’s alliance with Párbeszéd notched up 8 percent of all adult citizens, with 13 percent among committed voters.

The leftist Democratic Coalition received 4 percent among the whole electorate and 6 percent among committed voters, up by one percent.

Meanwhile, green party LMP stagnates at 3/5 percent, and both liberal Momentum and the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party are down on 1-1/2-2 percent, which is under the threshold for a single party to get into parliament.