Tarki: Jobbik's popularity among young people surges

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

According to Tarki, Jobbik support among young people in the 18-37 age group surged in 2011. In the total voting age population in the last quarter of 2011, Jobbik essentially caught up with the socialist party and among young people Jobbik support is clearly in the second place by receiving nearly one third of the vote of this age group.

TÁRKI Social Research Institute examines party preferences of the Hungarian population 18 years and older age groups on a monthly basis. By analyzing the fourth quarter of the year 2011, we got what we guessed after the monthly analyzes of the year says the Social Research Institute. The governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition lost a third of its supporters and sympathizers. The socialists retained their status as the second most popular party, but only barely, as the Jobbik party is very close to the popularity of the socialists.

Considering young voters, the research found that Fidesz-KDNP support among the mentioned age group fell, therefore, the drop in support among the total population regarding all age groups is roughly the same. Socialist support remained stable during this period, but the level of support in the 18-37 year age group much lower than among older voters.

The research pointed out that Jobbik support in the 18-37 year age group grew much faster than in the total population.

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