Poll has SDKÚ still under 10%

A survey of political support carried out by the Focus agency on a representative group of 1,063 people from October 2 to 9 found that 28.1% of respondents would vote for the opposition HZDS if elections were held today, 15.8% for the non-parliamentary Smer party, 10.6% for the ruling coalition SMK Hungarian ethnic party and only 9.7% for the strongest coalition grouping, Prime Minister Dzurinda’s SDKÚ party. Also taking more than the 5% support needed to secure parliamentary representation were the opposition SNS (8.2%), the non-parliamentary Ano (5.9%), and the government KDH (5.8%) and SDĽ (5.2%). 13.3% of respondents said they would not vote, while 21.2% were undecided.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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