Latest MVK Poll Puts SDKU Out of Parliament
The sudden slide of the SDKU party in voter support, most probably caused by the accusations in the Gorilla affair, continue with the latest estimate of the MVK agency poll, which puts the party to well below the 5% threshold needed to get into parliament.
SDKU shaken at the foundations (c) The Daily.sk
The MVK polls attributes just 4.3% of the vote to the party of foreign minister Mikulas Dzurinda and PM Iveta Radicova, which would mean the departure of the main right-wing party from parliament.
Some analysts believe that the only way to revert the situation would be to exclude Mikulas Dzurinda from the party slate, as he is being targeted as part of the Gorilla corruption affair allegations. This would at least give a signal to the voters that the party is ready to progress in a fresh format.
Others believe that the poll results will not reflect the actual outcome in the elections and that the SDKU party will still make it into parliament and that it is too late to make such major changes.
The poll also assigns just 3.6% of the vote to the SNS nationalist party of Jan Slota, while the Christian democratic KDH would get 12.7%, Ivan Matovic’s Ordinary People party would get 7%, the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) 6.1%, and the Most-Hid party 5.9%.
Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party still enjoys strong and loyal support in all the opinion polls, with the MVK agency assigning it 40.6%. The poll put the Hungarian coalition party SMK at just 4.7% and the new 99% Civic Voice party at 3.4%, meaning neither of them would get into parliament either. The polls was conducted on 1,128 respondents.