Social democrats are gaining some support in Hungary

In Hungary social democrats are up by 0.6 points, in keeping with a slight rise of parties belonging to S&D across Europe.

In Hungary seven polls were recorded between January 1 and February 28, 2019. Parties belonging to the Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and to the European People's Party (EPP) have gained support in the polls, while the Hungarian party belonging to ALDE has lost support. The most recent poll included in this analysis is from February 10, 2019.

Polling support for parties in Hungary

EP group Parties Support 2-month change
ALDE Momentum Movement 3.9% -0.6 points
EPP Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Union & KDNP 51.3% +0.3 points
Greens/EFA LMP Politics Can Be Different 4.1% 0 points
S&D Democratic Coalition and Hungarian Socialist Party 21.1% +0.6 points
non-affiliated Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary 13.9% 0 points
new or uncategorized Our Home Movement and MKPP Hungarian Party of the two-tailed dog 4.1% -0.3 points

This analysis is part of a study based on 298 polls conducted in the EU member states between January 1 and February 28, 2019. The polls were gathered by the Poll of Polls , which has more has more in-depth polling data for Hungary.

What are the trends at the European level?

At the European level, the European United Left-Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) is the group that seems to be taking the biggest hit. It is down by 0.7 points to 7.5 percent. Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) and the European People's Party (EPP) are also down in the latest polls by 0.7 and 0.2 points.

The EP group with the biggest increase across the continent is the social democratic S&D. The national parties of this group is up by 0.4 points. These are the national parties of S&D that have made the largest gains:

  • Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Spain): +3 points to 26.8 percent
  • Social Democratic Party of Germany (Germany): +1.9 points to 17.0 percent
  • Social Democrats (Denmark): +1.4 points to 27.2 percent

Parties that are currently not in the European Parliament and are yet to choose an EP group, are also gaining support, now sitting at 8.1 percent across the union.

To know more about European trends and the methodology that we used for this analysis, you can have a look at this page.

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Wednesday 06 March 2019


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