According to a poll carried out by the Focus agency in May, the opposition Smer party had the support of 47.1 percent of respondents. If repeated in a general election, that level of support would be enough to allow Smer to form a government on its own, the TASR newswire wrote on Tuesday, May 31.
Following Smer, according to the poll results, were the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) on 12.2 percent; the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 9.5 percent; the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 8.1 percent; Most-Híd on 6.1 percent; Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 5.2 percent; the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) on 4.7 percent; the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) on 3.4 percent; the Slovak Communist Party (KSS) on 1.7 percent; the Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ) on 1 percent; the Green Party on 0.4 percent; and the ultra-nationalist Peoples Party-Our Slovakia on 0.4 percent. No other party got more than 0.1 percent in the poll.
The poll was carried out between May 4 and 10 on a sample of 1,049 respondents aged 18 and above.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Jun 2011 at 10:00