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Szazadveg: Marki-Zay’s popularity falling further

The joint opposition's candidate for prime minister at the April 3 election, Peter Marki-Zay, continued to lose popularity in February, with 62 percent of Hungarians having a negative view of him, according to a poll by the Szazadveg Foundation released on Thursday.

The ratio was up from 59 percent in January and 47 percent last October when he became the opposition’s candidate, Szazadveg said in a statement.

Sympathisers made up 33 percent of respondents, unchanged from January and down from 42 percent in October, the report said.

Szazadveg said the fall was likely due to “recent remarks by Marki-Zay in which he set aside generally accepted staples of political culture, made statements that offended certain groups of voters and supported very unpopular proposals”.

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