Half of Central Europeans are dissatisfied with Brussels

Half (49 percent) of Central Europeans are dissatisfied with the Brussels-based leadership of the European Union – a public opinion survey carried out by Nézőpont Intézet in Hungary and ten other Central European countries reveals. While the poll also pointed out that 53 percent believe that things are heading in the wrong direction in Europe, three quarters (73 percent) of Central Europeans remain supporters of EU membership.

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Jobbik’s support in the single digits for first time since 2014; LMP and Fidesz continue to gain strength

Since July, roughly three in ten committed voters have turned away from Jobbik while LMP has doubled its prospective share of votes by party list in the same period, a public opinion poll carried out by Nézőpont Intézet for the daily newspaper Magyar Idők reveals. Fidesz-KDNP has also gained strength compared to October, with close to half (48 percent) of those claiming to cast their vote with certainty now pledging to support ruling parties.

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Central Europeans oppose immigration policies pursued by Brussels but back the Hungarian cabinet in this respect

Seven in ten Central Europeans (74 percent) believe that immigration is disadvantageous for Europe, a poll conducted by Nézőpont Intézet in Hungary and ten other Central European countries reveals. According to a poll, a similar proportion of seven in ten respondents (73 percent) are unsatisfied with the European Union’s managament of illegal border crossings. The survey also makes clear that in Visegrád Group countries, an average of eight in ten respondents (78 percent) are opposed to migratory quotas and on average, close to two times more people support the Hungarian government’s immigration policies (56 percent) than those opposing it (32 percent).

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Governing parties command major lead also in the capital

Fidesz-KDNP is the leading party among committed voters in the Hungarian capital; 45 percent of this group would vote for the governing parties were elections held now, a survey carried out by Nézőpont Intézet has revealed. According to the poll, a fourfold dead heat has effectively developed between MSZP (13 percent), LMP (11 percent) and DK (10 percent), but the Momentum Movement also commands 7 percent support in the capital.

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Hungarians and Germans see each other’s countries positively, though there is disagreement on migration

Those harbouring a positive opinion of the other country form the majority in both countries, according to a survey carried out by Nézőpont Intézet in Germany and Hungary. However, there is a difference in the assessment of the Hungarian cabinet’s migration policy, with two-thirds (67 percent) of Hungarians supporting and the majority (55 percent) of Germans rejecting it. Curiously, the majority in both countries believe that the two states have equally profied of bilateral economic relations over the past ten years.

The poll points out that those harbouring a rather positive opinion of the other country form the majority in both countries. In Germany, the relative majority (48 percent) of respondents formed a positive opinion of Hungary. In the case of Hungary, the 53 percent share of those having a positive opinion of Germany is even more favourable. As opposed to this, 43 percent of Germans formed a negative opinion of Hungary, while less than a third (27 percent) of Hungarians have a rather poor opinion of Germany.

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