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Poll: Smer holds on to clear lead with over 43 percent

Had an election been held late last month the governing Smer party would have retained its clear lead ahead of its rival political parties, as the latest Polis Slovakia poll revealed on Wednesday, September 5, that 43.6 percent of Slovaks would have cast their ballots for Smer, the TASR newswire learned from the agency's Ján Baránek.

Had an election been held late last month the governing Smer party would have retained its clear lead ahead of its rival political parties, as the latest Polis Slovakia poll revealed on Wednesday, September 5, that 43.6 percent of Slovaks would have cast their ballots for Smer, the TASR newswire learned from the agency's Ján Baránek.

Smer would thus have sent 80 MPs (currently it has 83) to Parliament. Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) would have come in second with 8.8 percent, which represents 16 seats. The poll, which Polis Slovakia carried out for TA3 news-only channel between August 27 and September 1, also showed that 8.1 percent would have voted for the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) party. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) came fourth at 7.9 percent, closely followed by the largely ethnic-Hungarian Most-Híd party with 7.7 percent. Freedom and Solidarity came last from among the parties that would have cleared the 5-percent threshold needed to win representation in parliament, with 6.5 percent.

The Slovak National Party, however, would have remained outside parliament with 4.8 percent. The poll, which featured 1,266 respondents, also revealed that 57 percent of people would have gone to the polls. Another 22 percent would have refused to vote for any party, while 21 percent were undecided over who to vote for. Former KDH vice-chairman Daniel Lipšic's emerging 'New Majority' movement was not included in the survey, as Lipšic did not officially introduce it until September 2.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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