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 […]

Kurz looms over Austrian poll calm

March’s mid-month polls from the country’s two main research organisations are out, with little movement among the parties. However the prospect of a transformational leadership change for the third-placed People’s Party (OVP) still provides intriguing interest. In the twice-monthly Research Affairs poll for the Oesterreich newspaper, released yesterday, there is scarely a whisper of movement, […]