A new survey by the Századvég Foundation has found that Péter Márki-Zay has lost much of his popularity since he became the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate.
The Századvég Foundation's latest opinion poll examining how Márki-Zay’s popularity had changed over the past two months found that in October 2021, at the time of the second round of the opposition’s primary elections, 42 percent of voters had a positive view of Márki-Zay and 47 percent had a negative opinion. Over the past two months, the candidate’s popularity has been steadily declining, it said. According to the latest poll, conducted in December, 36 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely and 56 percent expressed a negative view, reflecting a significant loss in popularity over such a short time, Századvég said. The poll also revealed that he is liked by 44 percent of voters aged below 40 years and 30 percent of those older than 40. He is unpopular among pensioners, with just 24 percent expressing a favorable opinion of the candidate and 66 percent rejecting him. Among uncertain voters, he is currently liked by 24 percent and disliked by 45 percent, Századvég said.
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