Poll: Smer is still on top

Freedom and Solidarity show a marked decrease after internal quarrels.

Tomáš Drucker introducing members of his new party Dobrá Voľba.Tomáš Drucker introducing members of his new party Dobrá Voľba. (Source: SITA)

If the general election took place in mid-September, Smer would win with 21.7 percent of the vote. This result is nearly 1 percentage point better than their result in mid-August.

The strongest opposition party remains the coalition of Progressive Slovakia (PS) and Spolu (Together) with 13.3 percent, according the Focus poll carried out between September 11 and 17 on 1,027 respondents. This was a drop from August’s 14.9 percent.

Next comes the far-right Kotleba – People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) with 10.6 percent, 0.8 percentage points less than in August.

Sme Rodina (We are Family) would receive the support of 7.2 percent, followed by the non-parliamentary Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 6.9 percent. The junior coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) and the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) would get 6.8 percent each.

The political party Za Ľudí (For the People) of former president Andrej Kiska would gain 6.5 percent, which is a gain of 1 percentage point over the last poll.

Good choice considered in poll for the first time

The previously strongest opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) keeps falling. It won only 6.4 percent, down from 7.9 percent in mid-August. The SaS, have been affected by quarrels about their candidate list and the leadership that have been going on for several weeks. The poll reflects these disagreements.

Both Hungarian parties Most-Híd and the Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK) would not get into parliament, failing to pass the 5-percent threshold.

Focus also measured the support for the newly-established party of former health and interior minister Tomáš Drucker, Dobrá Voľba (Good Choice), for the first time. The party would win the support of 2.1 percent of respondents.

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