When asked which of the two leaders has the skills it takes to lead a government, 75.5 percent of respondents selected the incumbent prime minister, with 24.5 percent opting for Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin.
Almost all voters with centre-right sympathies, 98 percent, said they would place their trust in the Moderate Party leader. By contrast, just 54 of those backing the Red-Green coalition alternative reckoned Sahlin was the right person to head a government.
Reinfeldt’s lead was less convincing when voters were asked which of the two candidates would be most fun to sit beside at a dinner party: 58.5 plumped for the prime minister, while 41.5 percent would prefer to sit down for a chat with Sahlin.
Skop’s poll results are based on interviews carried out from May 30th to June 15th with 1,100 people in the age group 18-84.