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Survey: Karacsony’s popularity falling

Support for Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony has fallen among Hungary's adult population from 31 percent in June to just 20 percent, the daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday, citing a representative survey by pollster Real-PR 93.

The daily attributed the fall to Karacsony’s “weak performance as a city leader”.

“Endless traffic jams, growing travel times and the scrapping of one-third of public rubbish bins to save money” were likely to be the reason why the mayor’s popularity has fallen by 8 percentage point among city dwellers, Magyar Nemzet said.

Among respondents outside Budapest, the mayor’s popularity declined by 12 percentage points to 16 percent, the daily said.

Real-PR 93 the biggest fall was measured among respondents critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. While 56 percent of this group said to be satisfied with Karacsony’s performance earlier, now only 34 percent say the same, the pollster said.

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