Nezopont: Fidesz retains lead
The pollster said on it website that the gap between the two blocs had not narrowed, while it also said its data indicated that “the Russia-Ukraine war has clearly had a negative impact on support for the smaller parties”.
Nezopont said only 4 percent of Fidesz supporters were undecided, while that ratio was as high as 41 percent on the other side, adding that “this could be explained by Peter Marki-Zay’s lack of popularity”, it added, referring to the prime ministerial candidate of the united opposition.
According to the pollster, 56 percent of left-leaning respondents said they would prefer Marki-Zay to be the next prime minister to incumbent Viktor Orbán, while the rest of this segment “could not express a clear position”. “The leftist candidate is not powerful enough to maximise votes,” they said.
Nezopont said the proportion of swing voters within the camp of active voters came to 5 percent, which the pollster characterised as “unusual”.
The survey has indicated 3 percent support for the satirical Two-tailed Dog Party, and 2 percent for radical party Mi Hazank, which may make either parties winning seats unlikely, the pollster said.
The poll was conducted by phone between March 16 and 21, with a representative sample of 1,000 voting-age adults.