Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Liberal support in freefall

Share this article

10:06 CEST+02:00
Support for the Liberal party has fallen dramatically in a new poll - despite the fact that the poll was taken largely before the scandal broke over Liberals breaking into the Social Democrats' network.

A new Sifo poll for Svenska Dagbladet gives the party 7.6 percent support - its lowest rating in four years. The figure represents a fall of 3.9 percentage points since the last Sifo poll, released on Saturday.

Support for the two political blocks is roughly even in the Sifo poll, with the Social Democrats and their partners leading by a wafer-thin 1.2 percentage points. The Liberals had 7.6 percent support - their lowest in twelve years.

The poll was taken between Friday and Tuesday, while the Liberal spying scandal only surfaced late on Sunday evening.

Another poll by Demoskop presented in Expressen paints a very different picture, with the Alliance supported by 49.9 percent of voters, compared with 45.7 percent support for the left-wing bloc. Demoskop also carried out its poll largely before the spying scandal surfaced.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhem to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.