Popularity gap between Hungary's biggest parties widens in October poll.

By bne IntelliNews November 30, 2012
The popularity of Hungarys ruling coalition Fidesz-KDNP among eligible voters increased to 19% in October 2012 from 18% in September, MTI news agency reported, quoting the results of a Tarki poll. By contrast, the popularity of the Socialists (MSZP), which is the biggest opposition party, decreased 1ppt to 14%. The third most popular party remained radical nationalist Jobbik with a 9% backing. Among voters with party preferences, the support for Fidesz-KDNP coalition dropped to 36% from 37% and the MSZP lost 4pps, favoured by 26% of decisive voters. The support for Jobbik also dropped to 18% in October. The newly-established political party, Together 2014, led by former PM Gordon Bajnai, gained a 7% backing among eligible voters and 13% among decided party voters.

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