Had a general election taken place in late July and the first half of August, the ruling Smer party would have won it on 44 percent of votes. This follows from a poll that Median SK agency conducted between July 21 and August 17 on a sample of 1,058 respondents.
The Christian-Democratic Movement came a distant second at 9.3 percent, followed by the Sieť party of Radoslav Procházka on 7.6 percent. Five more parties would have made it into parliament – the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) at 6.3 percent, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ (6.2 percent), Most-Híd (6 percent), Freedom and Solidarity-SaS (5.9 percent) and the Party of Hungarian Community-SMK (5.4 percent). The Slovak National Party (SNS) would not have reached parliament gaining 4.5 percent support. No other party exceeded 3 percent, while it requires 5 percent of votes for a party to make it to parliament.
Compared to the previous poll by MEDIAN SK in July, the support for Sieť dropped by 3.1 percentage points. Smer and Most-Híd fell by 1.9 and 1.3 p.p., respectively. Public backing for SMK increased by 1.5 p.p., and four more parties did better in the latest survey than before - KDH (by 1.3 p.p.), SDKÚ (by 1.2 p.p.), SNS (by 1 p.p.) and OĽaNO (by 0.8 p.p.).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
11. Sep 2014 at 10:00