The candidate for prime minister of the left is descending
The survey of Századvég in December showed that the proportion of those who like Péter Márki-Zay fell from 42 percent in October to 36 percent in December 2021, and regarding the types of settlements (capital, county seats, cities, villages) only in Budapest did the proportion of those who like Márki-Zay (49 percent) exceed the proportion of those who reject him (47 percent).
The latest research data show that the trend observed at the end of last year continued:
the popularity of Péter Márki-Zay has been steadily declining since he became a candidate for prime minister.
In January 2022, 33 percent of respondents liked the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely, which is a decrease of 3 percentage points compared to the data measured in December last year and a total of 9 percentage points compared to October 2021. At the same time,
the proportion of those who had a negative opinion of the left’s candidate for prime minister rose from 56 percent to 59 percent from December to January,
while in October last year a fairly smaller proportion of respondents, 47 percent, expressed a negative opinion about Péter Márki-Zay.
The majority of those residing in Budapest have also lost confidence in Péter Márki-Zay
It is also interesting that according to the latest survey of Századvég, Márki-Zay no longer enjoys the liking of the majority of the capital’s residents.
42 percent of the respondents in Budapest expressed a positive opinion about the candidate for prime minister of the left, while 52 percent of them do not like the politician.
Thirty-five percent of those living in county seats like Péter Márki-Zay, while 56 percent of them reject him. The left-liberal aspiring prime minister is even more unpopular in towns and villages: Márki-Zay is rejected by 32 to 61 percent regarding urban respondents and 26 to 65 percent regarding those living in villages.
Methodology: CATI method, n=1000, among the politically active Hungarian adult population (who promise to vote for sure or probably vote), data collection: January 2022