And like Brexit I imagine Hofers voters are more determined to vote.Recent refugee-terrorist attacks in Europe may have boosted the ratings of FPO's candidate Norbert Hofer, with his lead widening to 4 percent
The Gallup poll, conducted July 26–27, 2016, is the first to be taken after the attacks and focused specifically on how they have affected voter attitudes for the presidential election rerun scheduled for October 2, 2016.
The results showed that Hofer has a “comfortable lead” over Van der Bellen.
He has widened his lead and currently is on course to win 52 percent of the vote to Van der Bellen’s 48 percent, the poll said—adding however that margins of error meant that they still might overlap somewhat.
According to the poll, the margin of error for Hofer is set to a range of between 47.5 to 56.5 percent, and Van der Bellen’s is 43.5 to 52.5 percent.
It is significant, however, that even within this margin of error range, Hofer’s totals are still higher.
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