Fully three-quarters say that getting to host the games would be an historic achievement, the paper said, quoting a survey by Szonda Ipsos.
Much of the enthusiasm centres on the potential benefits to the city in terms of infrastructure and transport development, but over half of respondents said that hosting the games would help to foster national unity, the paper added.
But not quite so many are prepared to put their money where their mouth is. Asked if they’d be prepared to pay a tax to support the bid, 53 percent said yes, 38 percent said no and 9 percent were unsure or didn’t say.
The municipality of Budapest strongly supports a plan presented by parliament’s sports committee last December to draw up a bill preparing for the bid. The issue is expected to appear on the agenda of the new parliament.