Political blocs finely balanced

Three months before the election, Sweden's political blocs are as balanced as ever, according to a new poll carried out by Synovate Temo and published in Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan.

The four conservative opposition parties are currently wielding 47.6 percent support while the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Greens together can claim 47.2 percent.

In the May poll the government and its partners had snuck into the lead, but the changes for the individual parties since then are small and statistically insignificant.

“It’s utterly impossible to say who’s in front now. And it’s a stable situation despite the fact that there has been an intensive political period with party leader debates and nuclear power agreements,” said Nicklas Källebring, an analyst at Synovate Temo, to DN.

The June survey also shows that the number of voters who are unsure of which party to support on election day, September 17th, is still high at 18.6 percent, while smaller parties are increasing their support, from 3.7 percent to 5.2 percent.

That increase is mainly due to a surge in support for the far right Sweden Democrats (Sverigedeomkraterna).

The current standings are as follows (change on last month’s figures in brackets):

Social Democrats: 36.8% (-1.5%)

Moderates: 26.3% (-0.6%)

Liberal Party: 9.9% (+1.2%)

Left Party: 5.9% (+0.5%)

Centre Party: 5.8% (-0.5%)

Christian Democrats: 5.6% (-0.3%)

Greens: 4.5% (-0.4%)

Others: 5.2% (+1.5%)

2,484 people were interviewed for the poll, which was carried out between June 7th and June 21st.