Poll: Greens overtake Alliance parties
TT/The Local · 16 Nov 2008, 11:54
Published: 16 Nov 2008 11:54 GMT+01:00
Mona Sahlin's Social Democrats dropped a further 2.6 points to 39.6 percent in the November poll. They now command the support of 39.6 percentage of the electorate, their lowest level for two years.
Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate party stood for the largest gain among the Alliance parties with a climb of 1.2 points to 25.8 percent.
The opposition parties retained a commanding lead of 8.6 percent over the four party Alliance government.
The Green party, up 1.1 points to 7.3 percent, overtook both the Centre party who dropped 0.4 points to 6.3 percent, and the Liberal (Folk) party who climbed 0.7 points to 6.9 percent.
The far-right Sweden Democrats polled 4.2 percent (+0.7), the same as the Christian Democrats who gained 0.1 points.
All the changes from Sifo's October poll lie within the margin of error.
Sifo interviewed 1,895 voters in November of which 13.7 percent declined to name a party or said that they would return a blank ballot paper if there were an election today.