Poll: Smer far ahead, Nova near parliament threshold

If a general election had taken place at the turn of January and February, the ruling Smer party would won more than three times as many votes of any other party, a poll by Focus agency revealed. Smer would have received 38.1 percent of votes, far ahead of the Christian Democratic Movement-KDH’s 12.7 percent and the third-placed Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO at 8 percent. Next came the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ at 7.2 percent and Most-Híd with 6.2 percent. The Party of Hungarian Community-SMK had 5.9 percent while Freedom and Solidarity-SaS would have been the last party to make it into Parliament on 5.4 percent, the TASR newswire quoted the poll published on February 12. The NOVA party set up by former KDH Vice-chairman Daniel Lipšic would have received 4 percent of the vote. The Slovak National Party-SNS and the People's Party - Our Slovakia-ĽSNS would have gained 3.3 and 3.1 percent of voters, respectively. Representative sample of 1,051 respondents were approached in the form a personal interview between January 27 and February 5. In total, 18.1 percent said they would not vote at all, while 15.4 percent were undecided or declined to disclose their preferred party. Two-thirds, or 66.5 percent, were decided on they would vote.

If a general election had taken place at the turn of January and February, the ruling Smer party would won more than three times as many votes of any other party, a poll by Focus agency revealed.

Smer would have received 38.1 percent of votes, far ahead of the Christian Democratic Movement-KDH’s 12.7 percent and the third-placed Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-OĽaNO at 8 percent. Next came the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ at 7.2 percent and Most-Híd with 6.2 percent. The Party of Hungarian Community-SMK had 5.9 percent while Freedom and Solidarity-SaS would have been the last party to make it into Parliament on 5.4 percent, the TASR newswire quoted the poll published on February 12.

The NOVA party set up by former KDH Vice-chairman Daniel Lipšic would have received 4 percent of the vote. The Slovak National Party-SNS and the People's Party - Our Slovakia-ĽSNS would have gained 3.3 and 3.1 percent of voters, respectively.

Representative sample of 1,051 respondents were approached in the form a personal interview between January 27 and February 5. In total, 18.1 percent said they would not vote at all, while 15.4 percent were undecided or declined to disclose their preferred party. Two-thirds, or 66.5 percent, were decided on they would vote.

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