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Ruling parties hold on to supporters, pollsters find

The ruling alliance of Fidesz and the Christian Democrats have held on to their supporters, while the left-wing parties have fewer voters than they did in the 2022 general election, five pollsters said at a roundtable discussion on Thursday.

The Center for Fundamental Rights, Tarsadalomkutato, the Nezopont Institute, Real-PR 93 and Szazadveg all found that Fidesz-KDNP, the leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), radical Mi Hazank and the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party would be the parties to win seats in the European Parliament election, while some also had liberal Momentum clearing the threshold.

The pollsters put Fidesz’s support between 47 and 51 percent. Four of them found DK to be the leading opposition party with the backing of 11-14 percent of voters, with Tarsadalomkutato having DK, Mi Hazank and the Two-Tailed Dog Party neck-and-neck with 10 percent each.

Mi Hazank came third in three of the five polls and is supported by 7-10 percent of voters. Real-PR 93 found the Two-Tailed Dog Party to be the third most popular behind Fidesz and DK, with 11 percent support. The other pollsters had the satirical party in fourth place with 8-10 percent.

Nezopont, Szazadveg and Real-PR 93 also see Momentum clearing the 5 percent threshold for EP representation, putting the party’s support between 6 and 8 percent.

Nezopont Institute director Agoston Samuel Mraz said a January poll by the think-tank predicts a record turnout of 55 percent in the EP elections.

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