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Smer voters prefer the party to rule alone

THREE recently conducted opinion polls show the ruling Smer party winning the elections if they took place in between late September and early October. 

PM Robert Fico(Source: TASR)

A separate survey even indicates that Smer voters would prefer the party ruling alone.

More than a third of current Smer voters would not want to see the party create a governing coalition after next year’s general elections. As many as 35.6 percent said they would prefer Smer to rule on its own, according to a poll carried out by the MVK agency between September 26 and October on 1,085 respondents.

Another 27.6 percent of Smer voters would prefer a coalition with the Slovak National Party (SNS), while 7.9 percent would like to see the coalition with the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), 5.1 percent with Most-Híd, and 18.1 percent with any other party, the TASR newswire reported.

When asked what coalition they would choose if the selection depended only on their own choice, 36.7 percent of all respondents said they would prefer a coalition of Smer and one of the centre-right parties.

“A broad coalition without Smer was preferred by 14.9 percent, while 12.6 percent would like Smer to continue in the same manner as now,” Pavel Haulík from MVK told TASR.

Some other type of coalition is preferred by 14.3 percent, while 12.3 percent did not care and 9.2 percent were undecided.

MVK also surveyed 1,085 respondents on their preferences for the upcoming parliamentary elections. If the elections took place between late September and early October, they would be won by Smer, supported by 40 percent of the vote. It would result in 76 seats in the parliament, allowing the party to rule alone.

Second would be KDH with 10.8 percent of the vote (21 mandates), followed by Sieť with 8.3 percent (16 mandates), SNS with 7.6 percent (15 mandates), Most-Híd with 6.9 percent (13 mandates), and the Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) with 5 percent (nine mandates), TASR reported.

Also another two polls conducted by smaller polling agencies show Smer winning the elections with the support of more than 38 percent of voters.

Topic: Election


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