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Hungary Ruling Party Boosts Lead in Ipsos Opinion Poll, MTI Says

August 23, 2012

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party increased its lead in an August opinion by Ipsos, the MTI state news service said.

Fidesz’s support rose to 17 percent among eligible voters from 16 percent in July, MTI said, citing Ipsos. The Socialist Party’s backing was unchanged at 14 percent, followed by the radical nationalist Jobbik with 8 percent, 2 percentage points less than the previous month, the news service said. Fifty-three percent had no opinion or wouldn’t vote, MTI said.

Among decided voters, Fidesz had 37 percent backing, compared with 31 percent for the Socialist Party and 19 percent for Jobbik, MTI said. Lehet Mas a Politika, a green party, had 3 percent support among eligible voters and 5 percent backing among decided voters.

The poll was based on a survey of 1,500 adults, was carried out between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 and has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points, MTI said.

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