The ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats increased their support among decided voters to 57% in April, pollster Nézőpont Institute said in a representative survey of 5,000 people conducted in person between April 1 and 26. The poll showed a 1 percentage point increase compared with March and a 10 percentage point increase on the ruling party lists in last April’s general election, Nézőpont said. Support for the opposition Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd parties shrank within the margin of error from March, from 12% to 11% in the case of Jobbik, and from 11% to 10% in the case of Socialists-Párbeszéd.
Nézőpont Institute projected that two-thirds of Hungarian mandates, or 14 seats, would be secured by Fidesz-Christian Democrats if the European Parliament elections were held this Sunday. As a result, they would be able to delegate two more politicians to the EP than they currently have. Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd could expect to have two MEPs each.
The Democratic Coalition was the winner of the month, by increasing support from 6% in March to 8% in April, the pollster said. They could delegate two politicians to the EP if the elections were held this Sunday. Momentum and LMP swapped places compared with March. The former increased support by 1 percentage point to 5 % and the latter lost 1 percentage point, dropping to 4%. As a result, they would each be able to delegate one MEP. The satirical Two-tailed Dog party received 3% and radical nationalist Mi Hazánk 2% among decided voters, according to the April poll.
Among all voters, support for Fidesz-Christian Democrats stood at 42%, for Jobbik and Socialists-Párbeszéd at 7% each, for Democratic Coalition at 4%, for LMP at 3%, for Momentum and Two-tailed Dog at 2% each and for Mi Hazánk at 1%, the statement showed.