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Moderates suffer drop in voter support: poll

TT/The Local/dl · 6 Mar 2011, 17:05

Published: 06 Mar 2011 17:05 GMT+01:00

According to a new poll carried out by the Demoskop polling firm and published on Sunday in the Expressen newspaper, support for the Moderate Party has fallen by 4.4 percent.

The drop reduces the gap between Sweden's two main political blocs, the centre-right Alliance and the centre-left Red-Green coalition, by roughly half – from a 5.5 percent advantage for the governing Alliance last month, to 2.6 percent in the new measurement.

Even with the drop, the 32.4 percent support for the Moderates still is more than any other political party in Sweden.

"The Moderates have been chugging along for quite some time. One has to realize that they have many now and fleeting voters. If you've got fleeting voters, there is an increased risk for a drop in support," said Demoskop head Anders Lindholm, to Expressen.

Support for the Social Democrats dropped 0.8 percent, landing at 29.3 percent, while support for the Green Party increased by 1.3 percent to 10.6 percent and Left Party support rose 0.7 percent to 5.2 percent.

Support for the other three parties in the governing Alliance coalition also increased, as did support for the far-right Sweden Democrats, which saw its support rise by 0.6 percent to 5.7 percent.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

21:22 March 6, 2011 by hammad674
If i were Swede, I would still love to vote for Moderate or Green Party.
21:45 March 6, 2011 by Syftfel
Here's another dance with percentages and numbers. The fact of the matter is, the Moderates' drop is no doubt due to their siding with the Greens on immigration matters, and liberalization of the rights of the undocumented. And the drop has more than likely gone to SD.
12:33 March 7, 2011 by Blucher
So called "Sweden Democrats" is US sponsored party. Just think about it, why are they called "democrats"? Which party controls white house today ? US is loosing control in Europe and this is their chance how to gain in back. Maybe they are the ones who support immigration the most to create fasism in Europe which they would control !
15:30 March 7, 2011 by Syftfel
@Blucher: Remember good old "Deutsche Demokratische Republik"? I think inflation has permeated the term "democrat", and noone really knows what it means any more. "Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea". Is North Korea a "democratic" system? And the most horrendous example of all: "socialdemokraterna".
23:01 March 7, 2011 by technoviking
@ Blucher

Congratulations. That is the stupidest comment I've ever read on the Local.

Democrats are the liberals in the US. Democracy is a greek word. Your retardation is commendable. Proceed with epic failing at life.
00:29 March 13, 2011 by rumcajs
Who cares anymore.... the banks are the ones who rule at the end anyway.
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