Hungary: Jobbik Closing in on Orban

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
March 18, 2015

Jobbik is no Golden Dawn.  But they are still pretty good.
Jobbik is no Golden Dawn. But they are still pretty good.

Jobbik may well win.

I’ve been disappointed in Jobbik’s praise of Islam and backing down on racism, but they are still a largely solid nationalist group.


Hungary’s Jobbik party, which wants to restructure national debt and considers “Roma crime” and Israel as threats, is narrowing the lead of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz, a poll showed.

Support for Jobbik advanced to 18 percent among eligible voters in March from 16 percent in February, while Fidesz stayed at 21 percent, Ipsos said in a survey sent by e-mail on Tuesday. Jobbik’s backing has risen from 11 percent in October, while Fidesz plunged from 35 percent.

“The rise in Jobbik’s support has been continuous and extraordinary over the past half year,” Ipsos said in a report. The difference between Jobbik and Fidesz was now just outside the margin of error, Ipsos director Tibor Zavecz said by phone.

Orban, in power since 2010 and re-elected in April to a new four-year term, has seen his party’s support plunge after street protests forced him to backtrack in October on a plan to tax Internet traffic. Jobbik, feeding on the disillusionment of voters more than 25 years after the transition from communism to a market economy, has seized much of the space yielded by Orban.

Voter discontent rose as Fidesz expanded highway tolls, introduced new taxes, forced stores to close on Sundays and made a Russian nuclear contract a secret for 30 years.

Orban’s party lost its two-thirds parliamentary majority after a by-election defeat last month, even as economic growth in 2014 was the fastest in eight years.

What’s interesting is that Orban has had to make a whole bunch of nationalist policies in order to keep Jobbik from getting votes. This demonstrated the power of an opposition party. Now it’s to the point where in order to keep power, Orban would have to adopt all of Jobbik’s policies, which would effectively mean Jobbik wins.