Is the popularity of the Hungarian opposition PM candidate on the decline? – Survey

Péter Márki-Zay has lost much of his popularity since becoming a candidate, the Századvég Foundation told MTI on Saturday, based on its latest opinion poll, which examined how the popularity of the candidate for the post of prime minister of common opposition parties has changed in the past. two months.

In October 2021, at the time of the second round of the opposition primary elections, 42% of voters had a positive opinion of Márki-Zay and 47% had a negative opinion, Századvég said.

Over the past two months, the candidate’s popularity has steadily declined, according to the study.

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According to the latest poll, carried out in December, 36% of those polled had a favorable opinion of the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely, and 56% expressed a negative opinion, reflecting a significant loss of popularity in such a short period, Századvég said.

Márki-Zay is only popular in Budapest, and even there only in a 49/47 ratio. In the big cities, it is liked by 38% and hated by 53%. Residents of villages and small towns gave similar responses, with respective ratios of 29/61 and 34/56.

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The poll also found that it is liked by 44% of voters under 40 and 30% of those over 40.

He is unpopular among retirees, with just 24% expressing a favorable opinion of the candidate and 66% rejecting him.

Among uncertain voters, he is currently liked by 24% and hated by 45%, Századvég said.

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Source: MTI

Laura T. Thrasher