Survey: PM Orbán most suitable politician to head government

Nézőpont gauged the public’s opinion after several opposition leaders held annual speeches evaluating the state of the country last week.

According to a fresh survey conducted by the Nézőpont institute, 49% of Hungarians view Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as the politician most suitable to head the government.

The Nézőpont survey found that Viktor Orbán was trailed by Klára Dobrev, an MEP of the opposition Democratic Coalition, of whom 13% of respondents said she would be most suitable to govern the country. László Toroczkai, leader of the radical Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party, came third with 7% support, followed by Anna Donáth, an MEP of the Momentum party, with 6%. Nézőpont called it “a rather unfavourable result” for the opposition that 27% of left-wing voters were unable to choose whom they would prefer as prime minister from among the opposition politicians. The pollster noted that Donáth “has managed to win the support of only 12% of left-wing voters, while Dobrev, her chief rival, of more than one-third, or 37%”. “The results show that the left-wing prime ministerial candidates are rivals not of Viktor Orbán, but of one another,” the pollster said. The survey was conducted by phone on a sample of 1,000 between February 13 and 15.