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Nov 13, 2019

Ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrats alliance maintains lead over opposition

According to a new poll by Nézőpont conducted after the recent local elections, support for the ruling party has not wavered nationwide.

The ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrats alliance has maintained its lead across the country with 52 percent of decided voters declaring their support.

According to a new poll by Nézőpont conducted after the recent local elections, support for the ruling party has not wavered nationwide.

The survey also found that liberal opposition party Momentum Movement stands at 13 percent, while the leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) came in at 11 percent.

The conservative Jobbik party was backed by 9 percent, while 6 percent backed the Socialist-Párbeszéd coalition and 3 percent supported the green LMP party.

The non-parliamentary parties, the satirical Two-tailed Dog Party and radical nationalist Mi Hazánk, received 3 and 2 percent support respectively, below the 5 percent threshold for seats.

The Nézőpont poll found that in Budapest, Fidesz was backed by 39 percent among decided voters. In the capital, where the joint opposition candidate won the post of mayor, Momentum was supported by 20 percent, DK by 15 percent and Socialists-Párbeszéd by 9 percent.

The ruling alliance commanded a greater lead (55 percent) over the opposition outside of Budapest which had a combined support of 44 percent.

Nézőpont interviewed 2,300 people between October 14 and 27 for the survey.