AKO Poll: Smer-SD Top on 29.9 percent, Followed by SaS on 17.1 percent

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Bratislava, July 29 (TASR) – If a general election had taken place in late July, it would have been won by Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer-SD on 29.9 percent of the votes, which would have given the party 50 seats in Parliament, an AKO agency poll revealed on Friday.

Opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would have come second on 17.1 percent (28 MPs), followed by the Slovak National Party (SNS) – 14 percent (23 MPs), Kotleba-People’s Party Our Slovakia – 11.6 percent (19 MPs), OLaNO-NOVA – 7 percent (12 MPs), Most-Hid – 6.3 percent (ten MPs) and We Are Family-Boris Kollar – 5 percent (eight MPs).

The Christian Democrats (KDH) wouldn’t have made it into Parliament on a mere 4.1 percent, with the same applying to the ethnic-Hungarian SMK on 2.8 percent and the co-governing Siet on 1 percent.

Other parties in the poll received less than 1 percent – the Green Party of Slovakia (0.4 percent), the Communist Party and SKOK (both 0.3 percent) and another ethnic-Hungarian party MKDA-MKD SZ (0.2 percent).

The turnout would have reached 77.3 percent, while 11.5 percent of the respondents said that they wouldn’t have taken part in an election, 9.9 percent were don’t-knows, and 1.3 percent didn’t want to provide any answer.

The survey was carried out by telephone on a sample of 1,000 respondents between July 22-28.