Ipsos: Support for Jobbik fell in April despite victory in Tapolca by-election

April 23, 2015

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Those worried about Jobbik’s surge in popularity can now relax, according to an Ipsos study. The far-right party’s popularity has dropped by one percentage point nationally.

Fidesz’s popularity continues to stagnate after months of decline. Support for Politics Can Be Different (LMP) has slightly grown, and the popularity of Hungary’s other opposition parties remains unchanged.

Despite Jobbik’s drop, the popularity of Hungary’s political parties is stable, according to the Ipsos study that was released Thursday. The study indicates that Jobbik’s surge in popularity over the past six months has stopped. In February 18 percent of those eligible to vote expressed their support for Jobbik, while that number has now dropped to 17 percent. However, the change is statistically insignificant.

Fidesz’s support base continues to stagnate, as it has for the past three months, at 21 percent. The Hungarian Socialist Party’s (MSZP) popularity has generally hovered between 11 and 12 percent. The Democratic Coalition (DK) is at 3 percent, a significant drop from its 4 percent popularity in recent months. Together (Együtt) has a one percent support base.

Fidesz has the highest definite voter base with 38 percent, Jobbik has 27 percent and MSZP can count on 17 percent. LMP’s definite voter base is around 7 percent, DK 6 percent and Együtt 2 percent, according to Ipsos.

Referenced in this article:

Ipsos: Tapolca ellenére megállt a Jobbik növekedése, HVG.hu; 23 April 2015.