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An analysis of the failure of opinion polls in the US

Friday, November 6th, 2020

As the result of the US election was still too early to call, a centrist analyst ponders the failure by pollsters to predict the closeness of the presidential race and concludes that this reveals deep problems within American democracy. READ MORE

A wake-up call for the opposition

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A centrist political scientist thinks the government has been successful in handling the coronavirus emergency, while the opposition has remained almost invisible throughout the past three months. READ MORE

Left-wing poll shows growing discontent

Friday, April 24th, 2020

A public opinion poll conducted by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Policy Solutions, a Hungarian think tank, shows that a slight majority of Hungarians believe the country is worse off than ten years ago. A pro-government analyst suspects that the pollsters put the wrong questions.

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Fidesz still most popular among young Hungarians

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

While most of the anti-government demonstrators over the past ten days in Budapest and some major cities were young people, a fresh opinion poll shows that Fidesz is still way ahead of its competitors among the young. READ MORE

Fidesz popularity unbroken

Friday, November 30th, 2018

A conservative political scientist claims that due to Fidesz migration politics, radical parties are much weaker in Hungary than in most European countries. READ MORE

Dwindling support for opposition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

As opinion polls show the steady attrition of the electoral base of the opposition parties, a pro-government columnist attributes their harsh rhetoric to their despair. READ MORE

Fidesz lead grows further

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

A left-wing and a conservative commentator offer diametrically opposed explanations for the record high popularity enjoyed by Fidesz in opinion surveys. READ MORE

Fidesz in for another two thirds parliamentary majority

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Modelling the outcome of a potential parliamentary election based on combined data from six polling companies a pro-government news site writes that the government side would win more mandates today than  in the 2014 general election. READ MORE

Fidesz keeps its lead in the polls

Monday, September 11th, 2017

As Fidesz seems immovable from its ruling position, left-liberal analysts wonder if half-hearted co-operation among left-wing opposition parties is the reason why their chances of winning next year’s election are so meagre. READ MORE

Fidesz election lead unchanged

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

As the new political season gets underway, Fidesz maintains its lead in the polls according to two separate surveys. Despite efforts by the opposition, neither the Left, nor Jobbik have become any stronger. Conservative columnists attribute the poll results to fast economic growth and the weakness of the opposition parties. READ MORE