Public receives Orban’s state-of-the-nation speech positively

Budapest, February 9 (MTI) – The Hungarian public has made a clearly positive approach to the state-of-the-nation address Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered on Monday, a recent survey by Szazadveg Institute told MTI on Wednesday.

Three quarters of respondents called the speech “strong and resolute” and two thirds “worthy of a statesman”.

    One in five respondents heard or saw the address or a part of it, while 46 percent was informed about its content by news broadcasts.

    Sixty percent of those asked found the speech credible. Two thirds said they appreciated the premier’s clear style and resoluteness.

    The political messages of the speech were welcomed, irrespective of the respondents’ party affiliation. Over 80 percent agreed that the government debt was one of the gravest sources of danger for the future. Ninety-eight percent supported the message of “job opportunities instead of aid”. Ninety- seven percent agreed that “all able to work should work” while 92 percent backed the objective of renewing Hungary.

    The survey was conducted over the phone on February 7-8 with a representative sample of 500 adults.