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Sweden Democrats hold balance of power: poll

TT/The Local · 3 Aug 2010, 08:09

Published: 03 Aug 2010 08:09 GMT+02:00

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The centre-left "red-green" coalition dropped 0.7 percentage points to 45 percent in the new poll, while the governing Alliance parties received the backing of 45.9 percent of the electorate and retain their slight lead.

The Social Democrats advanced slightly, gaining 1.4 points to 30.2 percent. The Moderates fell 0.6 points to 29.3 percent.

Support for the Liberal (Folkpartiet) and Christian Democrat parties climbed, by 0.1 points to 6.9 percent, and 0.6 points to 5.5 percent respectively.

All the Alliance parties polled above the four percent threshold for parliamentary seats with the Centre Party dropping 0.6 points to 4.2 percent.

The opposition Green Party was the biggest loser in the poll dipping 1.3 points to 9 percent, with the Left Party falling 0.8 points to 5.8 percent.

The group "Other parties" made up the remaining 2.5 percent of those surveyed.

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United Minds interviewed 2,004 people between July 12th and August 1st and asked the question: How would you vote if a general election were held today?

Sweden's general election is due to be held on Sunday September 19th.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:08 August 3, 2010 by miss79
svd?uh-uh..moderates should sell more swedish companies to communist mafia goverment in china and russia and dont forget to privatise vattenfall, apoteket,sjukvård and much much more so sweden can be a capitalist/communist country..
10:18 August 3, 2010 by Rebel
Sad though -- the only thing the Moderates stand for is money and making Sweden good for business. They do not mind HUGE energy costs for the middle class because it is good for business and the government (70%+ energy tax).

The Social Democrats are fixated on a corporate/socialist model that promotes guilt for standing out and promotes conformity and the notion of equality of result, not opportunity. They LIKE the huge cost of energy since it makes the Greens happy that people have to turn their heaters off in the winter (less energy consumption) and the huge tax revenues.

Choosing between the two is like choosing between an infestation of tapeworms or hookworms. Neither is desirable - you just have to determine which is going to be worse for you.
10:22 August 3, 2010 by Renfeh Hguh

You only ever seem to comment on the "poll" news articles and you always go on with the same old rant against the Government. You were quiet however when the polls favoured the SocDem & V.

Are you paid by Vänsterpartiet or the Social Dems to post your repetitive rants?
10:49 August 3, 2010 by cosplay
You only ever seem to comment on the "poll" news articles and you always go on with the same old rant against the Government. You were quiet however when the polls favoured the SocDem & V.
11:40 August 3, 2010 by Beavis
Nonsense.. the pirates will hold the balance of power, just wait and see!
12:15 August 3, 2010 by arnuxii
If they get too strong the left will find some way to crush them like they did in the UK with the BNP.
13:29 August 3, 2010 by jackx123
brilliant. this shows that democracy works including freedom of speech and opinion.

usually when a party like this gets into the parlor of power it's because the voteers are unhappy with existing parties.
15:41 August 3, 2010 by Nemesis
Judging from what I here in conversations in central Skåne support for the Sweden Democrat is stronger than ever and growing stronger, due to moronic, backward thinking from people in Stockholm who take no responsibility for there decisions. I have noticed that every person who plans to vote Sweden Democrat is a former Social Democrat voter. I do think the possibility of them getting more than one seat due to previous governments ignoring problems with immigration in Sweden is very real.

The Social Democrats have an attitude to ordinary people of let them eat cake and dictatorial political viewpoints from Stockholm are what the mass's want, aligned with ignoring tax evasion by the rich. That is a good way to alienate people.

The Greens are in cloud cookoo land.

The Communists want an ideal which has never existed and never will, except in fairy tales.

The Moderates are a bit pro business, but again like the Social Democrats to pro large business at the expense of small business. Small business is what needs to be encouraged, so as to kick start entrepenourship in Sweden. The Moderates have an Ismalist nutjob on there party list. A lot of people will be put of them, partricularly those immigrants who fled Islamic violence, let alone ordinary Swedish women who believe in equality.

In plain language.

It is not which party is the best to vote for. It is a case of which is the least bad out of a very bad bunch of imbeciles, nutcases, racists and idiots.

No matter what way the vote goes, the next government will be as useless as the previous few governments due to a lack of forward thinking on all the issues and ignoring issues they find inconvenient.

Not good for the future whatever way you look at it.
15:56 August 3, 2010 by Jannik

Im not sure the democratic system works that well. Overall the politically correct leftist media have a huge bias against SD.

Calling the party "far-right" is a gross overstatement fabricated with the intention of turning the voters away from the party.

On the face of it, SD is very socialdemocratic in its core, but with stricter policies on immigration and crime.

Most of the established parties have declared that they on principal grounds, do not wish to work together with SD. They in general wish to minimize the influence of the party, regardless of the issue. They in other words, have decided to form a cartel to keep the established parties in power.

They will probably employ a similar strategy, if the pirate party gets to much support in the polls.

This is not a good sign for parlamentary democracy.
17:14 August 3, 2010 by occassional
Bring them on I say. They might hopefully be able to stop the tide that is turning Sweden into a Baluchistan.
20:13 August 3, 2010 by Jes
Voting for moderates is the same as voting for SD . They are both racist parties whose political idiology is based on or motivated by fear , prejudice , selfishness and superiority complex .

It`s the Greens that seem to be run by men and women who have hearts and the brains to match .
20:50 August 3, 2010 by vladd777
Yup..have to agree with Nemesis.

I am definitely not a sharia fan and so the following article has me very worried..


An African bishop in the Church of England pointed out that if you take one man with four wives you soon have a village.

May God have mercy on Sweden.
22:41 August 3, 2010 by locaxy
@Jannik: "Calling the party "far-right" is a gross overstatement fabricated with the intention of turning the voters away from the party."

It is a populist ultra-nationalist party. By any standard, that's "far-right" in the Swedish political landscape.

I think it's a fairly accurate statement, particularly given the party's history.
01:52 August 4, 2010 by Jannik

Well all partys are populist to some degree.

Given the partys history the term might possible be suitable. But the party has become a lot more mainstream in the last years.

"Far right" is usually a label associated with fascist or nazi partys. SD is a democratic party, and is pretty far from being a fascist party.

The media knows that people in general make this association, even if its false. This is an instance of subtle media manipulation.

Its very rare to see any party being labelled "far left", even though some partys have the ultimate goal of installing a communist regime.

So i definetely think there is a leftist bias in the media.
09:08 August 4, 2010 by Antonioparco
Well I understand why. The local swedes r fed up of the toothless politics of the ruling government. More parasites r coming in to Sweden, crime does pay n immigrants or whatever can shout about their rights but they don't need to have any obligations in the society. The situation will be worse if the Leftists were to win the elections. Then,there will be jungle drums to all in Africa n the Middle East of invading Sweden as refugees. They will get all benefits and if they produce more children like rats then even more benefits. Welcome to Sweden! All parasites, religious fanatics,fundamentalists and extremists will get VIP treatments.
10:18 August 4, 2010 by locaxy

The party's rhetoric is oriented towards traditions and a glorified past. In the Swedish context, it can easily be described as ultra-nationalist. In that sense, SD is "far-right". Just like the French's FLN, the British BNP, or the Dutch PVV. None of those parties are fascists or Nazis. But they would all be described as far-right. And rightly so.

So what if the party toned down its rhetoric and is attracting more adherent? Does that change the fact that the party is xenophobic, advocates a revival of traditions and is trying to appeal to nationalism? The party did a fairly good job at becoming more presentable, but it doesn't change its core.

The leftist bias does not come from the media but from the society. The Swedish political spectrum is heavily shifted towards the left when compared to, say the US.

Stop seeing conspiracies everywhere!
10:56 August 4, 2010 by Jes
@ Antonioparco , if you really want to qualify as a racist , you should first polish your English and then pick another - local swede - name .

Frankly , I feel sorry for your type. You have no power and the means to stop life .Jungle African drums can be played in the White House right now , and there is nothing you can do about it, is there ?
12:58 August 4, 2010 by Syftfel
Jes. You have a point. And so does Antonioparco, albeit in somewhat crude, politically incorrect, vernacular. But this story will be interesting to follow. Do we let democracy rule? Or do we chip away at the democratic principles in order to further a besserwisser leadership?
18:20 August 4, 2010 by Jes
@Syftfel , what point has Antonioparco --------, you mean like the KKK ?

Surely , vomitting is not a form of acceptable recyclering or is it ?
18:52 August 4, 2010 by Rebel
"An African bishop in the Church of England pointed out that if you take one man with four wives you soon have a village."

Vladd777 you are absolutely right. For that reason patriotic Swedes need to consider polygamy. There are a lot of women of reproductive age out there who cannot find any good man to marry. If these women do not reproduce, that is the end of that Swedish family line and the only way the birth rate could make up for that loss is if married couples have 4 kids.

Monogamy is a Roman tradition that the Catholic Church adopted, like many other non-Biblical traditions, and it is time for people to recognize that the "traditional" family is one that looks like the ones the prophets of the Old Testament had.
11:56 August 5, 2010 by Jes
Stupid !

If monogamy is only a catholic tradition , why are Japan , China , Korean societies not polygamous ?
09:53 August 6, 2010 by rumcajs

If you are so racist and ultra right, why did you come here? Is it that you don't like Zapatero in Spain or Chavez in Venezuela so you came to Sweden? Well, wrong country mate. Why not USA or UK? I know the kind of people you are and you are not needed anywhere, la forma mas patetica del facha, el que menos rasones tiene de ser facha por que para el resto del mundo facha es casi otro africano.


I agree with you 100%. And it's not only in Sweden, but everywhere. And the problem is that we (the whole world) is not ruled by govs, but by the system in general. Doesn't matter what gov you get, they'll be just poppets and as you say, we can just choose the least bad. None of them has the guts or power to finish with the REAL problem if we don't do it.
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