UVVM poll: Smer still well in lead ahead of SDKÚ and SNS

According to a UVVM agency poll released on June 18, Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer party would have won a general election held in early June with 40.7-percent support, ahead of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the co-ruling Slovak National Party, who received 14.1 percent and 12.8 percent support, respectively.

The poll, which was carried out over the first ten days of June on a sample of 1,073 respondents, showed that the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia was in fourth place with 10.1 percent. The opposition Party of the Hungarian Coalition was backed by 10 percent of the respondents and the Christian Democrat Movement by 7.5 percent.

No other party reached the 5-percent support threshold needed to win seats in parliament.

Of those polled, 15.2 percent said that they would not have voted, while 13.8 percent were undecided about which party to choose.

Compared to a similar UVVM survey carried out in May, Smer saw its support fall by 0.9 percentage points, while public support for SDKÚ rose by 2.1 percentage points.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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