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Poll: Smer down a few points, Lipšic’s Nova would be in parliament
27 Feb 2013 Flash News
If general elections took place in the first half of February, 2012, Smer would have won with 34.6 percent of the vote (down a bit from January, in which it received 36.9 percent in a similar poll). The Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) would place second with 10.9 percent of the vote, while Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) and the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) would have garnered 8.9 percent each.
This new poll was conducted between February 6 and 12 by the Focus agency, with 1,025 respondents. Other parties that would have made it into parliament are Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 7.7 percent; Daniel Lipšic’s New Majority, or NOVA, with 5.4 percent; and Most-Híd with 5.1 percent. Parties who did not reach the five percent threshold required for parliamentary seats are: Slovak National Party (SNS) with 4.1 percent; the ethnic-Hungarian SMK with 3.8 percent; the communist KSS party with 3.0 percent; the Naše Slovensko People’s Party and a Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), both of which would have garnered 1.4 percent; 99 Percent – Civic Voice with 1.3 percent; the Green Party with 1.1 percent; and Nation and Justice (NS) with 1.0 percent. Any other remaining parties would have received less than one percent, the SITA newswire wrote. The poll was conducted before Radoslav Procházka announced he was leaving the KDH. Of those polled, 20.3 percent would not have gone to the ballot boxes, while 17.3 of them said they were undecided.
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