- First poll predicts Austrian far-right to win election re-run (29 Jul 16)
- Austrian election investigation into abuse of office continues (20 Jul 16)
- Austrian far-right ‘playing with fire’ over EU referendum (08 Jul 16)
The independent but Green-backed candidate Alexander van der Bellen had narrowly beaten his opponent Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party, in May but the election was recalled after a court found discrepancies in the counting of votes.
Nearly a month before Austrians once again take to the polls a survey commissioned by the Kurier newspaper and carried out by researchers OGM found that the majority of Austrians (55%) agreed that the election re-run was “justified”.
Ninety-one of respondents were either “very certain” (75%) or “nearly certain” (16%) they would vote in the second round.
According to the head of OGM Wolfgang Bachmayer, swing voters will play a deciding role.
“Swing voters are still 15 percent undecided about who to vote for. And six percent want to vote for the other candidate,” said Head of OGM Wolfgang Bachmayer.