Slovakia’s ruling Social Democrats stay on top with 35.5% backing - FOCUS poll

By bne IntelliNews October 31, 2013

The Slovak social democratic SMER-SD party, which won the March 2012 general election with a 44.4% support, has kept its leading position with a 35.5% backing, according to the latest poll by FOCUS agency, TASR news agency reported.

SMER-SD was followed by the Christian Democrats (KDH) with a 12.8% support and the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) with a 9.7% backing. Next came the centre-right SDKU-DS, with 8.1%, and the recently set-up political party of ex-KDH member Daniel Lipsic, called NOVA, with a 5.9% backing.

Most-Hid, which represents the interests of Slovak Hungarians, followed with 5.8%. The ethnic-Hungarian SMK and the liberal Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would have received enough votes to pass the parliament entry threshold – 5.1% and 5%, respectively. The nationalist-oriented Slovak National Party (SNS) would have remained below the entry threshold, gaining a 3.5% support.

The survey was carried out between October 8 and October 15, 2013 on a representative sample of 1,014 respondents. It showed that 20.5% of the voters were determined not to vote and 13.5% were undecided.

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