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MAJORITY OF BUDAPEST RESIDENTS BEHIND TARLÓS

 

Fully 51% of respondents said in a recent poll conducted in Budapest that they were satisfied with István Tarlós, the city’s incumbent mayor, the Nézőpont Institute said. According to the poll, conducted with a sample of 500 voting-age adults last week, 46% of the votes would go to Tarlós while Gergely Karácsony, candidate of the opposition Socialists-Párbeszéd, would garner 38% if the municipal elections were held on the weekend. Altogether 40% of respondents said they were dissatisfied with Tarlós’s achievements, the pollster said. They added that “it is nearly impossible” for an opposition candidate to win over voters happy with the incumbent mayor in the three months leading up to the elections.