OVP lead solid with two weeks to polling day

Austria’s conservative OVP continues to sail serenely towards victory on 15 October, when the country will elect a new Nationalrat. Under Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, the party has polled a consistent 32 to 34 per cent across ten surveys during September, leaving its SPO (social democrat) and FPO (populist right) rivals battling for second place […]

Austria: Leader speculation won’t go away

Oesterreich newspaper published its fortnightly national poll from Research Affairs this weekend, with very little headline change reported among the parties. The populist Freedom Party (FPO) continues to top the list, unchanged on 33 per cent of voting intentions. While the Social Democrats (SPO) and conservative People’s Party (OVP) trade a point, all the changes […]