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The Fidesz-Christian Democrat (KDNP) alliance leads the polls among decided voters for the European parliamentary elections with 54%, which would increase the number of seats held by the ruling parties to 14 from 12 in the EP, a fresh poll by the Nézőpont Institute commissioned by daily Magyar Nemzet shows. The ruling parties’ popularity increased by 7% since last year’s general election, the poll showed.
Of the opposition parties, conservative Jobbik’s support dropped to 13% among decided voters, which would translate to three seats in the EP, Nézőpont said. The Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance has 11%, which would mean two seats in the EP. The leftist Democratic Coalition (DK) is backed by 6% and LMP by 5%, which would be worth one seat for each party. The Momentum Movement and the satirical Two-tailed Dog party would each garner 4%, and the radical nationalist Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party 3%. Among the whole population, Fidesz-KDNP has the support of 40%, Jobbik 8%, the Socialist-Párbeszéd alliance 7%, DK 4%, LMP 3%, with Momentum, the Two-tailed Dog party and Mi Hazánk at 2% each, the poll showed. The poll was conducted between January 31 and February 22 by phone, with a representative sample of 5,000 people.