Opposition lead narrows in opinion poll

Sweden's opposition parties have held on to their lead in the most recent Skop opinion poll. But the governing Alliance has closed the gap slightly.

The Moderate-led government has gained 0.6 percentage points for a total of 46.8, while support for the opposition has fallen back from 49.6 to 48.9 percent.

All four parties of government are sill showing lower figures than in the last last general election. But while the Social Democrats and the Green Party have both increased their support, the Left Party is currently the smallest party in parliament.

The largest non-parliamentary party, the far-right Sweden Democrats, moved up 0.2 percentage points to 3.2

A total of 2,079 people were questioned for the survey.

Result (previous poll result in parentheses)

Moderate Party 25.9 (-0.3)

Centre Party 7.7 (0)

Liberal Party 6.9 (+0.2)

Christian Democrats 6.3 (+0.7)

Social Democrats 37.4 (-0.6)

Green Party 6.5 (+0.7)

Left Party 5.0 (-0.8)