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Fidesz holds commanding lead

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 Nezopont Institute on Tuesday.

Fidesz’s voters, however, are less committed to the party, Nezopont told MTI. If elections were held this Sunday, Fidesz would be likely to receive 51 percent of the vote, but around 10 percent of its voters, or 5 percent of the electorate, are not certain that they would choose the ruling party.

Nezopont 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 percent. 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 Hazank is supported by 9 percent of the electorate, while Momentum would receive 8 percent of the vote, as would the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party.

The party of former Jobbik leader Peter Jakab would get 3 percent, and Peter Marki-Zay’s Everyone’s Hungary People’s Party would receive 2 percent of the vote. The Socialist Party and green LMP would also get 2 percent each.

Nezopont’s phone poll was carried out between September 4 and 6 with a sample of 1,000 adults.

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