Majority satisfied with PM, poll reveals

Fully 59 percent of Hungarians they were "rather satisfied" with the prime minister's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an poll conducted in the tenth month of the epidemic by the Nezopont research institute showed.

The approval rating of Viktor Orbán has been the highest ever measured at the end of a year during the past eight-year period, the institute said in the poll published in Magyar Nemzet.

At the end of 2013, 49 percent of Hungarians approved of the prime minister’s performance, while at the end of 2014 during which year the internet tax law led to mass demonstrations, his support fell to 39 percent, the institute said.

In November 2015, a year seeing a migration crisis, the majority of Hungarians, 53 percent, were satisfied with his performance, it said.

After a slight drop in his approval rating in late 2016 to 40 percent, it went up again in late 2017 to 50 percent. At the end of 2018, a year with the general elections held in the spring, his rating was also 50 percent.

At the end of last year, Orbán’s performance was approved by 52 percent.

Nezopont conducted the poll conducted on November 24-25 on a sample of 1,000.

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