picture of Péter Márki-Zay speaking

Ruling party coalition Fidesz-KDNP would win the parliamentary elections if they were to take place now, said pro-government Nézőpont Institute based on its latest polling data.

The pollster’s latest survey shows that 56% of respondents would vote for the current government, while 42% would vote for the opposition list.

In other words, claims the polling outfit, the election of Péter Márki-Zay as the united political opposition’s prime ministerial candidate in the recently-held primary elections did not cause a shift in public opinion.

In Nézőpont’s interpretation, Márki-Zay’s “statements on migration and against the utility cost cuts may have made his potential supporters more uncertain about him,” and not raised the parties behind him “upwards.” (“Just upwards!” is Péter Márki-Zay’s main campaign slogan.)

The institute’s opinion polls were conducted through 1,000 telephone interviews with adults over 18, balanced by age and location, with a 3.16% margin of error.

However, pollsters Median, Publicus and Závecz Research all told Telex that it would impossible to conduct a valid opinion poll on political views in such unpredictable and rapidly-changing circumstances.

Previously, Nézőpont stated that Gergely Karácsony would have been able to get closer in popularity to Viktor Orbán than Péter Márki-Zay, had he won the opposition’s primary elections.

[Telex]

By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.