The opposition SDKÚ has jumped to the second position in election polls after clear leader, the Smer party of Prime Minister Robert Fico.
Of all respondents, 12.8 percent would vote for the SDKÚ at the beginning of August, up over three percentage points from last month, according to a survey conducted by the Slovak Statistics Office between August 1 and 7. Smer is at the top despite a drop by three percentage points. Of those polled, 44.9 percent would vote for the party if elections were held in August.
The third strongest party is the Slovak National Party (SNS), with 12.4 percent. Support for Smer, the strongest coalition party, reached 48.5 percent, which is a month-on-month improvement of almost 1.8 percentage points. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Aug 2008 at 18:00