Hungary Ruling Party Keeps Lead in Ipsos Poll, MTI Says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party kept its lead over the Socialists, the biggest opposition party, MTI reported, citing an Ipsos poll.

Fidesz had 19 percent support among eligible voters, compared with 16 percent for the Socialists, unchanged from the previous month, the state news service said today, citing an Ipsos poll “in the middle of January.” The radical nationalist Jobbik party was third with 6 percent, MTI reported.

Fifty-two percent said they don’t support any party, the news service said, without citing a margin of error. Fidesz led the Socialists 41 percent to 32 percent among decided voters, with Jobbik third at 12 percent, MTI said. Former premier Gordon Bajnai’s Egyutt 2014 movement had 8 percent backing among decided voters, MTI said.

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