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TARLÓS MAINTAINS LEAD TO STAY BUDAPEST MAYOR, SAYS NÉZŐPONT

 

One month ahead of the local elections, incumbent Budapest Mayor István Tarlós maintains his lead at 50%, followed by 42% support for joint opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony, pollster Nézőpont Institute said. The poll prepared by interviewing 1,000 Budapest residents over the phone between September 4 and 14 showed that Tarlós, who is supported by the ruling parties, could perform even better than in 2014 when he received 49%, Nézőpont said. The majority of Budapest residents, 51%, said they were satisfied with Tarlós’s work, it added. The poll showed 90% of Fidesz supporters in Budapest were in favour of Tarlós, who has been the mayor of the city for nine years. Even 22% of opposition voters expressed satisfaction with the mayor’s work. A total of 42% of decided voters expressed support for Karácsony, followed by 7% for Róbert Puzsér and 1% for Krisztián Berki.