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FIDESZ'S POPULARITY RISES, JOBBIK WEAKENS

The ruling Fidesz-led alliance's base has strengthened while the fortunes of its main right-wing political foe, the Jobbik party, have waned in the latest poll conducted by the Nézőpont Institute.
 

Fully 53% of decided voters expressed support for Fidesz, the survey conducted from November 10 to 27 showed. This is up 2% since the October survey and up 6% since the spring election, the think tank said, adding that it appeared extra Fidesz support was at the expense of Jobbik.

Jobbik’s base was 15% of the sample, down from 17% in the previous survey and a 4% decline since the election.

The core support of the opposition Socialist Party’s alliance with Párbeszéd stayed level at 10% while its support among all respondents nudged up a point to 6%, or around half a million potential voters, according to Nézőpont’s personal interviews of 2,000 voting-age adults.

Altogether 38% of the entire sample backed the Fidesz-led alliance, amounting to around three million voters. Jobbik’s support in this category fell from 10% to 9%, or around 800,000 sympathisers.

The Democratic Coalition’s core support dropped by a point to 7% while overall it stayed level at 4%, while the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party increased its core support from 1% to 3%. LMP and Momentum were each on 2% among all voters.