Local media reported the figures on Monday. They fall in line with the number of viewers the two candidates, Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen and the Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer, had in their television debates prior to the initial run-off election in May.
In a survey of 500 viewers of the debate, research and marketing institute OGM found 49 percent thought Hofer was the winner, compared to 46 percent in favor of Van der Bellen.
Conversely when asked who would be the better “mediator and connector” for the country, 52 percent backed the former Greens party leader, compared to 41 percent for Hofer. Enditem