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Ruling Fidesz holds a “commanding” lead over the other parties ahead of the start of the autumn session of parliament, according to a fresh poll released by the Nézőpont Institute on Tuesday. Fidesz’s voters, however, are less committed to the party, Nézőpont told MTI. If elections were held this Sunday, Fidesz would be likely to receive 51% of the vote, but around 10% of its voters, or 5% of the electorate, are not certain that they would choose the ruling party. Nézőpont pointed out, however, that the “partial uncertainty” among Fidesz voters did not mean that they intended to vote for another party. It also noted that Fidesz still polls over 40 percentage points higher than the strongest opposition party, the Democratic Coalition (DK), which has a backing of 10%. The ruling party’s numbers are also close to double the combined support held by the opposition parties that contested the 2022 election together, it added. Radical party Mi Hazánk is supported by 9% of the electorate, while Momentum would receive 8% of the vote, as would the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party. The party of former Jobbik leader Péter Jakab would get 3%, and Péter Márki-Zay’s Everyone’s Hungary People’s Party would receive 2% of the vote. The Socialist Party and green LMP would also get 2% each. Nézőpont’s phone poll was carried out between September 4 and 6 with a sample of 1,000 adults.