Austria

Early Election in Austria ‒ New Faces and new Parties

Poll of Polls presents an overview over polling results for the Austrian general election, which was planned to be held in 2018. The government formed by the two centre parties, the Social Democrats and the Austrian People Party has been trailing the far-right Freedom Party in polls since 2015. The Social Democrats under new leadership of federal chancellor Christian Kern gained some ground. After the vice-chancellor resigned in May, the conservative shooting-star Sebastian Kurz demanded to hold an early election. After he took over the ÖVP the party surged in the polls to first place. Also the Greens changed their leadership, while the Team Stronach dropped out of the race.

The election is going to take place on the 15th of October. There are 183 seats up for election in the Austrian Nationalrat.

Previous election results

Date Election
29. Sep Nationalratswahl 2013 26.82 % 23.99 % 20.51 % 12.42 % 5.73 % 4.96 %

The most recent polls for the upcoming election

Date Polling Firm N MoE 1 2 3 4 5 6
18. Aug Hajek/ATV 700 ± 3.7 % 32 % 27 % 24 % 6 % 5 % 4 %
16. Aug Research Affairs 600 ± 4 % 34 % 24 % 22 % 7 % 5 % 5 %
14. Aug Akonsult 603 ± 4 % 32 % 25 % 25 % 7 % 6 % 5 %
13. Aug GfK/Kurier 1000 ± 3.1 % 32 % 25 % 22 % 6 % 6 % 5 %
03. Aug Research Affairs 600 ± 4 % 34 % 23 % 23 % 7 % 5 % 4 %
03. Aug Market/Der Standard 800 ± 3.5 % 33 % 25 % 24 % 7 % 5 % 4 %
29. Jul Unique Research 500 ± 4.4 % 33 % 26 % 22 % 7 % 6 % 5 %
23. Jul OGM/Kurier 502 ± 4.3 % 32 % 26 % 26 % 7 % 5 % 2 %
21. Jul Research Affairs 600 ± 4 % 33 % 24 % 23 % 6 % 5 % 4 %
20. Jul meinungsraum.at/NEWS 800 ± 3.5 % 32 % 27 % 26 % 6 % 5 % -
19. Jul Research Affairs 600 ± 4 % 32 % 26 % 25 % 6 % 5 % 5 %
19. Jul IMAS 1027 ± 3 % 35 % 25 % 24 % 11 % 3 % -
16. Jul GfK/Kurier 1000 ± 3.1 % 32 % 25 % 22 % 7.5 % 6.5 % 5 %
09. Jul IFES 804 ± 3.9 % 34 % 31 % 22 % 8 % 4 % -
08. Jul Spectra/OÖN 1010 ± 3.1 % 30 % 27 % 23 % 9 % 5 % 2 %
07. Jul Research Affairs 600 ± 4.7 % 33 % 25 % 23 % 9 % 6 % -
25. Jun Market 815 ± 3.4 % 33 % 26 % 24 % 9 % 4 % -
24. Jun Unique Research 500 ± 4.4 % 32 % 28 % 25 % 8 % 5 % -
15. Jun Research Affairs 600 ± 4 % 33 % 26 % 22 % 10 % 5 % -
09. Jun Hajek 704 ± 3.7 % 34 % 26 % 24 % 9 % 5 % -

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