The level of support for the strongest opposition party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), declined following January’s attacks by Prime Minister Robert Fico from 15.2 percent in January to February’s 11.3 percent, the SITA newswire wrote.
The popularity of the Smer party of PM Robert Fico slipped as well from 41.4 percent to 38.6 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Focus polling company among 1,031 respondents from February 3 to February 9, 2010.
Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS), in contrast, won more supporters. A month ago, 5.1 percent respondents backed the party compared with the current 9.6 percent. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would collect 9.6 percent if the parliamentary elections were held in the second month of this year.
The Slovak National Party (SNS) would make it to the parliament with 6.2 percent, while another junior coalition partner Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) currently enjoys support of 5.8 percent. Most-Híd got the support of 5.6 percent of respondents and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) 5.1 percent.
The remaining parties on the Slovak political scene would not collect more than three percent.
A total of 15.6 percent of those polled said they would not participate in the elections and 19.1 percent of the respondents were unable or unwilling to say who they would vote for. SITA
Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
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16. Feb 2010 at 14:00