Poll: Smer still ahead, but support flagging slightly

The opposition Smer party had the biggest support, 42.7 percent, of any Slovak political grouping, according to a poll carried out on a sample of 1,113 respondents between June 20 and July 17 whose results were announced by the Median SK polling agency on Tuesday, August 16. Support for Robert Fico's party was down from over 45 percent in the same poll in mid June.

The opposition Smer party had the biggest support, 42.7 percent, of any Slovak political grouping, according to a poll carried out on a sample of 1,113 respondents between June 20 and July 17 whose results were announced by the Median SK polling agency on Tuesday, August 16. Support for Robert Fico's party was down from over 45 percent in the same poll in mid June.

The largest coalition party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), came second on 16.6 percent, 2.6 percent more than last time. Most-Híd saw the biggest jump, with its support growing from 4.9 percent to 8.6 percent. The other parties that the poll suggested would have cleared the 5-percent threshold necessary to get into parliament were as follows: the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), on 9.8 percent; Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), on 8.2 percent; and the Slovak National Party (SNS), on 6.5 percent. The Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), on 2.5 percent, and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), on 2.2 percent, would both have failed to make it into parliament, the poll suggested.

Almost 35 percent of respondents said that they would not have taken part in an election, while almost 62 percent said that they would have gone to the polls, the TASR newswire reported, citing the Median SK poll results.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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