A nationally representative poll conducted by Nézőpont Institute for Magyar Nemzet revealed that the Mayor tries to appear independent of the former prime minister in vain. The majority of Hungarians (59 percent) believes that Ferenc Gyurcsány and Gergely Karácsony have a good relationship.

According to 59 percent of Hungarians, Gergely Karácsony and Ferenc Gyurcsány are not only in an alliance of interests, but they have also a good relationship. Only one-eighth of the respondents (12 percent) think that there is a bad relationship between the former prime minister and the prime ministerial candidate. 2 percent of those surveyed think that the relationship between them is “particularly bad,” while 1 in 4 people (25 percent) believe their relationship is “very good”.