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CORRECT: Orban Widens Lead in Hungary Poll as Radicals Surge

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Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- (Corrects Socialist party backing among eligible voters in first bullet point.) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party, Fidesz, widens lead as support tumbles for the biggest opposition party, the Socialists, and as the radical nationalist Jobbik surges, according to a Median poll. * Fidesz leads Socialists 26% to 12% in Feb. among eligible voters, compared with 27% and 16% respectively in previous month. Jobbik at 10% in Feb. Share of those who say they have no party preference rises to 39% from 36%: Median * Jobbik displaces Socialists in 2nd place in Feb. with 19% among decided voters who say they’re sure to vote, compared with 17% for Socialists. Fidesz leads with 41%: Median * Ex-PM Gordon Bajnai’s Egyutt 2014 group in 4th place, with 8% backing among eligible voters and 15% support among decided voters: Median * Poll’s margin of error is 2.5 percentage point, Median says * NOTE: Hungary elections scheduled for 2Q 2014

To contact the reporter on this story: Zoltan Simon in Budapest at zsimon@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Zoltan Simon at zsimon@bloomberg.net

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