And it’s goodbye to one far-Right Party

The latest Karmasin poll in the Profil magazine has the BZÖ well below the 4% threshhold needed to retain its place in the Austrian national parliament after the next election, which is due to take place in 2013.

Karmasin poll: SPÖ 29%, FPÖ 27%, ÖVP 23%, Grüne 13%, BZÖ 2%

The BZÖ, a party that can be best described as Austria’s more ‘moderate far-Right Party‘ (though some would argue ‘Conservative Right-Wing‘), has only once scored above 4% in the latest five national opinion polls. In my running average (below) they are now below ‘Others‘ for the first time:


Polls GE 2008 Change
SPO 28.80% 29.3% -0.50%
OVP 23.60% 26% -2.40%
FPO 27.00% 17.5% 9.50%
Greens 13.20% 10.4% 2.80%
BZO 3.40% 10.7% -7.30%
Others 4.00% 6.1% -2.10%
Sources: Karmasin/Profil05-04-12
Gallup 24-03-12
Hejek/ATV 24-03-12

The conservative ÖVP (which appearings to be suffering more than the other Parties on the Right from the on going corruption scandals) is firmly back in third place, behind the far-Right FPÖ which has recovered its position now that attention has moved on from the ‘ we are the new Jews outrage ‘.

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