Two-thirds of the citizens of the capital would replace Gergely Karácsony

Less than one-third (31 percent) of the residents in Budapest would support Gergely Karácsony in a municipal election if it was held this Sunday, while 66 percent would like to see a new mayor leading the capital, according to a July survey conducted by Századvég. The survey wanted to find out what the citizens of the capital think of the work and achievements of the current mayor and the city administration of Budapest.

Six out of ten residents in Budapest are dissatisfied with Karácsony’s performance as city manager

The research shows that

62 percent of respondents believe that things are going in the wrong direction in Budapest today,

while 32 percent expressed a positive opinion on this issue.


In this context, a negative picture emerges of the assessment of the work of the mayor of Budapest. According to the survey,

60 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with Gergely Karácsony’s activities as the mayor of Budapest,

while 38 percent consider the politician’s work appropriate.


A significant majority of those interviewed want a change in the management of the capital

It can also be stated that

nearly two-thirds of the residents in Budapest (64 percent) believe that overall, Gergely Karácsony has rather disappointed people in the past period.

Among other things, voters’ disillusionment with the mayor of Budapest may be due to the traffic chaos, which has perpetuated as a result of improperly coordinated reconstructions, the marked deterioration of public cleanliness in the capital, and the decline in the quality of public services in Budapest. These problems make the everyday life of the residents in the capital particularly difficult.


In light of the above, it is not surprising that, according to the survey,

two-thirds of the residents in Budapest (66 percent) would like to see a new candidate leading the capital if municipal elections were held this Sunday,

while the proportion of those who support the re-election of Karácsony is 31 percent.


CATI method, n=1000, among the adult population of Budapest, data collection: July 2022

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