Medián: Fidesz has more support than all other parties combined

June 23, 2016

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Fidesz has received a boost in support since April, according to a poll conducted in June by pollster Medián

Currently 37 percent of Hungary’s population supports the ruling party, up four points from April, HVG reports. The last time Fidesz polled so well was in the fall of 2014.

According to these figures, the party now has more voter support than all other parties combined. The next in line is far-right Jobbik with 12 percent, socialist party MSZP with 9 percent, Democratic Coalition (DK) with 5 percent, Politics Can Be Different (LMP) with 4 percent, Együtt with 2 percent, and the Hungarian Liberal Party (MLP) with 1 percent support of the entire population. 29 percent of those polled could not decide who they support.

“Two-thirds of people believe that Fidesz would win an election in the near future, while one-third of supporters of opposition parties believe this to be true,” the HVG article states. In a popularity ranking of leading politicians, the first 9 spots are occupied by ruling party members, while Gábor Vona, leader of Jobbik, takes the 10th spot.

These numbers differ from a similar poll conducted for HVG in March by the same pollster Medián, which stated that in the two months since January Fidesz’s support among the entire population had fallen from 34 to 32 percent, while among definite voters had slipped from 53 percent to 46 percent. Those who believed things in the country were headed “in a bad direction” had risen from 54 percent to 60 percent.