A RECENT poll carried out by the Polis polling agency showed that voter support for the right-wing Sieť party dropped when compared to the previous month. According to the survey, carried out in late August, the party’s preferences stood only at 12.4 percent, down by 4 percent compared to July, the SITA newswire reported on September 2.

The survey, carried out on 1,312 respondents, showed that if a parliamentary election had been held between August 20 and 25, it would have been won by the ruling Smer party, with support from 37.7 percent of voters. The Sieť party would place second, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 8.8 percent of the vote. Opposition Most-Híd would get 8.5 percent, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) 7 percent and the Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK) 5.1 percent of the vote.

Smer would win 71 seats in parliament, Sieť 23, KDH and Most-Híd 16 each, OĽaNO 13 and SMK 10, SITA wrote.

The parties that would fail to win seats in parliament include Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with only 4.4 percent of the vote, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 3.3 percent, NOVA with 3 percent, the Communist Party of Slovakia with 1.7 percent and People’s Party-Our Slovakia with 1.5 percent.

The poll also showed that 52 percent of respondents would vote in the elections, while 23 percent would not and 25 percent were undecided, as reported by SITA.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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