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Poll of Median confirmed second place for Sieť

IF A PARLIAMENTARY election had taken place in early July, the ruling Smer party would have won 45.9 percent of the vote, according to the latest poll by the Median polling agency. Sieť would get 10.7 percent, just ahead of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 8 percent.

IF A PARLIAMENTARY election had taken place in early July, the ruling Smer party would have won 45.9 percent of the vote, according to the latest poll by the Median polling agency. Sieť would get 10.7 percent, just ahead of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 8 percent.

Most-Híd would have ended fourth with 7.3 percent, followed by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 5.9 percent and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) with 5.5 percent. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) cleared the 5-percent threshold required to make it into parliament. Median conducted the poll on 1,021 respondents between June 23 and July 20. More than 57 percent of those surveyed said they would vote, the SITA newswire reported.

The Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK), with 3.9 percent, and the Slovak National Party (SNS), with 3.5 percent, would not make it into parliament, and none of the other parties even reached 3 percent.

By comparison, in a poll by the Focus polling agency from late June, conducted on 1,051 respondents, Smer received 36.8 percent and Sieť garnered 10.6, which is a 5.2-percentage point drop in comparison with a previous poll published by Focus in early June, according to SITA.

The Focus poll had Sieť followed by the KDH with 9.7 percent, OĽaNO with 7.8 percent, Most-Híd with 7.1 percent and SMK with 5.2 percent. The SDKÚ with 4.9 percent, SaS with 4.2 percent, SNS with 3.8 percent, NOVA with 3.2 percent and the Communist Party of Slovakia (KSS) with 2.6 percent, would not have made it into parliament, according to the Focus poll.

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