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Moderate support drops to three-year low

Moderate support drops to three-year low

Published: 03 Mar 2013 17:12 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Mar 2013 17:12 GMT+01:00

The Moderate Party commands the support of 28.8 percent of the electorate, according to Svensk väljaropinion and published by Sveriges Radio.

Support for the Moderates fell by 1.5 percentage points to 28.8 percent in the summary of polls conducted by Demoskop, Novus, Sifo, Skop and Ipsos in February.

The party however played down the significance of the drop in support which comes 18 months ahead of the next general election.

”This is a rather small change and we’ve seen this kind of opinion rating all autumn," said party secretary Kent Persson to Sveriges Radio.

"It is a matter of us reviewing and reviewing our political positions. A lot of it is a matter of being able to provide answers to society's challenges,” he added.

The Social Democrats remained the largest party with 32.1 percent.

The governing Alliance is backed by 42.2 percent of voters while the opposition red-greens lead with 47.6 percent.

The Sweden Democrats make up the difference, climbing to 9.6 percent which is the party's highest figure in this particular collated poll.

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14:42 March 4, 2013 by flyintiger
Except for the Sweden Democrats, what is the difference between these parties again? I understand that the Centre Party is a party of moruns, but the other parties are any better? What change if the Social Democrats taking over, what change then? Oh, more refugess right? more leniency for criminals perhaps? But all that has been championed by the current government already, They have taten in record number of refugees already and the criminal justice system is a joke to the criminals, so is there any room left for change? So why bother to go to vote anyway?
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