A new poll conducted by ZRI Závecz Research Institute shows that the united political opposition enjoys a 4-point lead over ruling party Fidesz ahead of next year’s elections.

Based on the data, the political balance was upset by the opposition’s primary elections for a joint prime ministerial candidate. Until now, the advantage the opposition held over the ruling governmental party has only been 1-2 percentage points, which Závecz claimed was well within the margin of error.

In September, 38% of poll respondents preferred the opposition compared to 37% for Fidesz, while in October the opposition parties saw their lead expand to 39%, while support for the government has shrunk to 35% in the latest poll. [Telex]

By Steven