According to a fresh poll by the Századvég Foundation, the united opposition’s prime ministerial candidate, Péter Márki-Zay, continued to lose popularity in February, with 62 percent of Hungarians having a negative view of him. The number is up from 59 percent in January and 47 percent last October when he became the opposition’s candidate. Sympathizers accounted for 33 percent of respondents, unchanged from January and down from 42 percent in October. Századvég said the fall was likely due to “recent remarks by Márki-Zay in which he set aside generally accepted staples of political culture, made statements that offended certain groups of voters and supported very unpopular proposals”.
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