Sweden leans left

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The latest opinion poll shows the nation leaning towards the left just months away from the Swedish election on September 17th.


In the latest voter poll, the left bloc - the Social Democrats, the Left Party, and the Green Party - garnered 48,6 percent of the voters in May, up from 46.8 percent in April.

The conservative parties - the Moderates, the Liberal Party, the Centre Party, and the Christian Democrats - fell to 47.8 percent from 50.1 percent during the same period, according to the Synovate Temos poll published in Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan.

The change between the parties is small. The Social Democrats gained 1.8 percent while the Moderates lost 1 percent during May, the poll showed.

Undecided voters continue to make up a large proportion of the electorate. Nearly 20 percent of respondents said they were unsure who they would vote for.

Below is a listing of the individual parties and their changes from the April poll.

Social Democrats 38.3 (+1.8)

Left Party 5.4 (+0.3)

Green Party 4.9 (-0.4)

Moderates 26.9 (-1.0)

Liberal Party 8,7 (-1,2)

Centre Party 6.3 (+0,3)

Christian Democrats 5.9 (-0.4)

Other parties 3,7 (+0.7)

The poll took place May 3-17 and nearly 2,200 people were interviewed.


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