Fidesz and its Christian Democrat ally have benefitted from improved sentiment in the country, notwithstanding the war in Ukraine and sanctions, according to surveys by the Nézőpont Institute and the pollster Medián. Nézőpont said on Saturday that the majority of voters continue to support the ruling parties. Whereas both Nézőpont and Medián found in December that two-thirds of Hungarians thought that the country was headed in the wrong direction, at the end of February and beginning of March, the proportion of pessimists dropped to 57 and 58%, the pollsters found respectively.
Nézőpont found that the proportion of optimistic Hungarians increased from 26% to 32%, while Medián registered 27% to 37%. Nézőpont found that 52% of decided voters supported the Fidesz-led coalition, while Medián’s polling registered 51%. The Democratic Coalition, the largest opposition party, had the support of 12%, according to Nézőpont, while Medián registered 14%. Nézőpont said 9% of respondents favoured the radical opposition Mi Hazánk, while Medián found the liberal Momentum with the same proportion. The Two-Tailed Dog Party would garner a sufficient number of voters to enter parliament, according to both pollsters, while the conservative Jobbik party was borderline. The other opposition parties would not get enough votes to cross the threshold for representation, according to both surveys.