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SZÁZADVÉG POLL SHOWS TARLÓS VICTORY EXPECTED EVEN AMONG LEFT-WINGERS

 

A new poll by Századvég shows that even left-wing voters expect Budapest Mayor István Tarlós to be re-elected in the upcoming local elections and joint opposition candidate Gergely Karácsony is seen as having no chance of winning. Altogether 74% of respondents said they expect Tarlós to win in the October elections and only 16% said Karácsony had better chances. Only 3% said that independent candidate Róbert Puzsér can be expected to win and 1% said Krisztián Berki, another independent, would become Budapest mayor. Around half of left-wing voters or 49% said they did not expect Karácsony to win and only 41% said the opposite. Some 60% of the people interviewed expressed satisfaction with the job Tarlós has done as Budapest mayor, while 36% were dissatisfied. Karácsony’s mayorship of Budapest’s 14th district was rated as satisfactory by 35% and 57% said the opposite. Századvég conducted the poll between September 18 and 21 with a sample of 1,000 adults.