Median Poll: Smer-SD on Top, Ahead of SaS and SNS

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Bratislava, March 10 (TASR) – If a general election had taken place in late January and in February, it would have been won by the senior governing party Smer-SD on 27 percent, ahead of the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 15.5 percent and the co-governing Slovak National Party (SNS) on 10 percent, according to a Median SK agency poll released on Friday.

Another five parties would also have made it into Parliament: the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) and OLaNO-NOVA would have got 9.5 percent each, Most-Hid and We Are Family 6.5 percent each, and the extra-parliamentary Christian Democrats (KDH) would have garnered 6 percent.

Other parties would have remained under the 5-percent threshold required to get a party into Parliament, including the ethnic-Hungarian SMK (4.5 percent) and Siet/Network (2 percent). Meanwhile, all the remaining political parties in the country combined would have got only 3 percent.

Median noted that SNS’s support has risen moderately compared to its score in the general election in March 2016 (8.6 percent), with Most-Hid staying flat, while Smer has weakened to a certain extent (from 28.3 percent). Nonetheless, Smer has had even less in polls taken since the election, getting around 25 percent at the end of 2016.

Opposition parties SaS and LSNS have been steadily gaining support since the general election, while We Are Family has been growing moderately at least in recent months.
“Support for OLaNO-NOVA is particularly unstable, which is most likely due to its small core of voters,” stated Median.