Support for the main opposition Socialist party continued to grow, rising to 16 percent among the global sample in the second half of June, compared to 12 percent two weeks earlier, a poll by the Nezopont Institute commissioned by weekly Heti Valasz shows.
Support for ruling Fidesz stayed level at 28 percent, the lowest level in its current term, according to the poll released on Wednesday.
Nezopont said the reason for growing Socialist support was that the party is increasingly seen as the “only possible rival to Fidesz”.
Fidesz still maintained a strong lead at 44 percent among those who said they would definitely cast their ballot — as against 59 percent a year earlier. The Socialists, in a putative election, would get 27 percent of the vote, radical nationalist Jobbik 16 percent, the small opposition party LMP 9 percent, and the leftish splinter party Democratic Coalition 2 percent in this group.
Only 49 percent of those polled said they would definitely go to the polls; the lowest figure since April 2010, when it stood at 65 percent.
Nezopont conducted its survey by phone with a randomly selected group of 1,000 eligible voters between June 18 and 21.