Altogether 82% of Hungarians support Hungary’s border fence and just under 80% oppose the European Union’s migrant quota scheme, according to a fresh survey by the Nézőpont Institute.
The survey found that the border fence also has strong support among the voters of the opposition parties. Fully 85% of the supporters of radical nationalist Jobbik approved of the fence, as did 74% of LMP’s, 65% of the Democratic Coalition’s (DK) and 49% of the Socialist Party’s voters.
On average, 63% of opposition voters agree with the government on the EU’s migrant quota scheme. Among Jobbik supporters, 76% reject it, compared with 65% of LMP’s, 50% of DK’s and 46% of the Socialists’ supporters.
Nézőpont also found that 68% of Hungarians believe that of Hungary’s political parties, ruling Fidesz is the most strongly opposed to immigration. Fully 53% of the survey’s respondents said that there were opposition parties that are pro-migration.
Nézőpont also surveyed the other three Visegrad Group countries – the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia – for their support for Hungary’s border fence. It found that 60% of Poles and Slovaks and 55% of Czechs had friends and acquaintances who support the fence.
Nézőpont conducted the phone poll of 1,000 people in Hungary between March 9 and 14.
It surveyed 1,000 people in each of the V4 countries between Jan. 18 and Feb. 13.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.