He always stressed that he would only run for re-election “if the people of Burgenland want it.” Now a survey conducted by the party shows that this is the case, according to which 70 percent of Burgenlanders would vote for him in a direct election. “It is with great humility that I will run for this office again in 2025,” Doskozil said.
He recently left it open whether Doskozil would again apply for the post of governor of the state after his failed attempt to become party leader. A survey by Peter Hajek (telephone and online survey from September 25 to October 12, 2023, 1000 respondents, 3.1 percent fluctuation range, representative of the Burgenland population aged 16 and older) shows he now has the support of his compatriots 61 There is certainty that a high percentage of Burgenlanders consider it positive for the country that Doskozil stayed in Eisenstadt. This is a full 91 percent of SPO voters.
The mood at the state level is moving in the right direction for one in two people in Burgenland, with only one in five Burgenlanders being so positive about the federal government, and even fewer when it comes to Europe (17 percent). . 63 percent people are satisfied with the work of the state government. According to the survey, if the state governor were directly elected, Doskozil would have received 70 percent of the votes. The state party survey sees his rivals Christian Sagartz (OVP) and Alexander Petschnigg (FPÖ) on 14 percent and 11 percent respectively.
Not surprisingly, the most important political issue for those surveyed is inflation. 40 percent “burn under their nails.” 64 percent of the population considers the state government’s steps against inflation helpful. In addition to inflation, people in Burgenland are concerned about immigration (31 percent), climate and environmental protection, and “jobs, wages and the minimum wage” (18 percent each).
“In times of omnipresent crisis, it is rare to get such support from a political leader. This is an extremely valuable asset that we will handle responsibly and carefully,” the state governor said. With this survey they feel that their path has been paved. “My demands on politics are the same as before: credibility, quality of handshake and implementation power,” Doskozil concluded his post.