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Sweden Democrats fourth largest party: poll

The Local/cg · 17 Jun 2011, 09:42

Published: 17 Jun 2011 09:42 GMT+02:00

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According to a figures published on Friday by the Skop polling firm, support for the Sweden Democrats increased by 0.6 percent to 6.5 percent.

Only three other political parties in Sweden registered a higher level of support, according to the poll.

While support for the Moderates remained unchanged at 33.4 percent, the Social Democrats saw their support climb by 1.3 percent to land at 31.7 percent.

Support for the Green Party, Sweden's third largest party, edged up 0.3 percent to 9.3 percent.

1,000 Swedes participated in the survey, answering the question "Which political party do you like best in national politics?"

The currently governing centre-right Alliance, consisting of the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet), still maintains a combined edge over the centre-left opposition consisting of the Social Democrats, the Green Party and the Left Party.

"But none of the blocks would get their own majority in the Riksdag if there was an election today, and the lead for the centre-right is only 2.8 percentage units," Skop analyst Birgitta Hultåker said in a statement.

The Left Party's support decreased by 1.8 percentage units in the latest poll, receiving only 4.3 percent of the vote.

"If it wasn't for the Left Party's decline, the opposition would be in the majority," says Hultåker.

After a slump in February and March, the new figures represent the third consecutive poll Skop showing growing numbers for the Sweden Democrats.


The Moderate Party: 33,4 percent, +/-0

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet): 5,4 percent, -0,6

The Centre Party: 5,5 percent, +1,2

The Christian Democrats: 3,8 percent, -0,2

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The Social Democrats: 31,7 percent, +1,3

The Left Party: 4,3 percent, -1,8

The Green Party: 9,3 percent, +0,3

The Sweden Democrats: 6,5 percent, +0,6

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10:27 June 17, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
I respectfully commend the Sverigedemokraterna for working to save Sweden. Let's keep Sweden Swedish forever. I will send in a donation.

Keep up the good work!

10:33 June 17, 2011 by canuk
Im confused as to how the well trained and educated writers for the local decided to organize that support list at the end of the story. Im sure im not seeing the forrest from the trees here but a logical way of organizing that list would be from MOST to LEAST support or visa versa.. why is SD last?
10:39 June 17, 2011 by truthworthy
What ever title you choose to give the article, SD will not survive the next election. Already many of their bigots have droped out because of misbehaviour, you know these kids had rough upbringing.

These kids will not save sweden, they will destory it, their ideas are destructive and anti humanity. Trying to ride the anti-islam train will not go far.. people have come to understand this media bubble.
10:45 June 17, 2011 by Alohart
Top group in list: the governing Alliance (4 parties). Next group: opposition Red-Green (3 parties). Last group: the unaffiliated parties (1 party). I don't understand the ordering within each group other than the most popular party is first.

Maybe the writers should have identified the groups for those not familiar with Swedish politics.
10:51 June 17, 2011 by fikatid
I think Sweden should have an immigration law similar to that in Canada, which is based on points. Points are given according to education, skills, work experience, etc. If your points are above certain level, you would be qualified for an immigrant visa. In this way, it would weed out those people who would not be contributing to the Swedish society, especially those who moved to Sweden, leeching on the social welfare.
11:01 June 17, 2011 by canuk
If you do some reasearch, you will find that Canada pop ca. 33 million lets in 1/3 the number of refugees as sweden with a population of ca. 9 million. Also note, we have not had a suicide bomber in canada.
11:24 June 17, 2011 by infidel2012

The numbers increase as more voters are educated and informed of statistics, such as increased crime, decreasing social budget and loss of Svensk culture.

Quite frankly, Tourism is a vital part of any countries financial stakes. Most visitors come to Sweden to see Scandinavian culture, if the tourists chose to see, for example, mass muslim culture, they'd travel to islamic countries. Etc.

With 2012 just around the corner, it's not unrealistic to see Sverigedemokraterna in 3rd, or even 2nd place. This gives them more room for influence on immigration policy, which has been l o n g - overdue since 2001.

The current party and government including Swedish media outlets that seem to hide, or rather, 'Sweep-under-the-carpet', the truth of what's really happening because of uncontrolled, unscrutinized mass immigration.

I personally don't care which party works on changing the current immigration policy, but 'A' political party must address the issue at hand.
11:40 June 17, 2011 by occassional
To be expected. Good for them. Cause...effect.
11:56 June 17, 2011 by johnny1939
SD has a lot of secret members and supporters do not count them out!! That what the Germans thought about the nazis "flash in the pan" HA!
12:02 June 17, 2011 by RobinHood
IIt is very clear even moderate Swedes are increasingly uncomfortable with the unintended consequences of immigration policies originally put in place by the last Social Democrat government, but continued by the current administration. Suicide bombs in Stockholm, Swedish terrorists in Somalia and more arrested in Denmark, disproportionate statistics for immigrants for crimes; particularly sexual offences, car burning, certain areas entirely devoid of native Swedes, "honour" killings, Malmö bombed and in chaos, a creaking welfare system overwhelmed by people who extract huge amounts of public money, but contribute little. These things do not seem to represent the direction native Swedes want their country to go. That's their opinion, and they're entitled to it. Any politician, or even poster here at The Local, who tries to engage in grown up debate on the matter is instantly labelled a racist and a Nazi.

The mainstream parties are entirely unwilling or unable to listen to, or address people's concerns, and Swedes from all sides of the political spectrum are registering their unhappiness by siding increasingly with the SD's.

Until the Moderates and Social Democrats begin to listen to the electorate this dangerous trend will continue, and the SD's will gain even more influence on Swedish politics as their share of the vote steadily increases.
12:11 June 17, 2011 by Gletta
Quite right RobinHood. I know a very influential Social Democrat who refuses point blank to discuss any issue around the Swedish Democrats or engage in any conversation about the issues that are associated with them. Until they all face and discuss the issues ordinary people in the country face Swedish Democrat support, in common with many other right wing political parties across Europe will grow,.
12:29 June 17, 2011 by zircon
What exactly is the Swedish dream (compare American dream)?
12:46 June 17, 2011 by Eva117
Swedish Democrats? 6 percent from %94 percent doesnot represent Sweden. They still are a very small party. Immigration, refugees should be discussed in a healthy debate. Hate is not healthy. Religious extremism versus rightwing fanatics= they both deserve each other.

Folk Partiet discusses immigration and religious extremists groups (jihadis ect) but in a proper debate.
13:57 June 17, 2011 by technoviking
Great news!
13:57 June 17, 2011 by flintis
Suprising what the outcome is when a normal tolerant being conducts the selection test, try it yourself & see why support for SD is growing.

14:22 June 17, 2011 by edpe71
Until 3 or 4 years ago it was a taboo to talk about immigration in the UK without being accused of all sorts of things. But it is a legitimate discussion topic as it impacts the lower income natives first. Therefore it needs a policy response from the government. The only reason why it is OK to talk about it in the UK now and the government is trying, badly, to do something about it is because the impact has reached the middle classes.

Whilst I don't particularly agree with Sweden Democrats (or the BNP in the UK) policies the issue does need to be discussed and debated and a response delivered by government. Avoiding the issue and avoiding talking to SD is not the answer. Inaction is also a decision.

I hear a lot of Swedes say they are ashamed that SD have won so much support and are in the coalition. Well I would say first of all it is democracy in action and secondly it is really unlikely that they will be the lead partner in forming a government. Even if they were the lead partner the international community squeeze them out. They did the same to an Austrian government about 10 years ago!
14:28 June 17, 2011 by miss79
danger its on its way here in sweden..
14:52 June 17, 2011 by Jes
I see no reason why any racist should celebrate . If you forget this rather misleading headline , you begin to see that 6.6 % is never a fantastic number even if you were counting poisonous snakes .

Logic is that over 90% Swedish voters reject anti-immigrant idiocy . That should be the news to worry fools like @TheOneWho Travels .

Is the Nazi SD in parliament ?

Yes , but so was Judas among the 12 .
14:56 June 17, 2011 by eppie
I wonder if SD with it's growing support will now also be able to get members that went to school.
16:22 June 17, 2011 by jackx123
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17:06 June 17, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
Jes in reality you shouldn't be calling me mean names. The truth is there is nothing wrong with endeavoring to keep Sweden Swedish forever. That is a very noble cause worthy of solemn celebration.

I hope you are having a nice day today!

17:30 June 17, 2011 by Syftfel
Any socdem, lefty, or aftonbladsreader care to especulate on why this is? And please, try to do it without using the same tired old, well rehearsed, SSU clichees. They just don't do he trick any more. Use your own words. Also please include in your explanation the quote from Robin Hood above that says "...originally put in place by the last Social Democrat government..".(Thank you Hood). You should also include the words "Olof Palme" in your explanation. Thank you.
18:24 June 17, 2011 by Roy E
Sverigedemokraterna's rise is a very positive development for the future of a Sweden that is still recognizable as Sweden.

Congrats, SD.
18:57 June 17, 2011 by Frank Lee
As the European financial system collapses in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, in the other nations the electorate clutches at populist straws. I used to feel sympathy for Europeans and wish them well. But they've treated Americans so arrogantly and rudely for so long now, I've lost my sympathy. My schadenfreude has kicked in, and I've started to enjoy gawking at their problems.
20:15 June 17, 2011 by Boyfriend
Every time when the Europe economy goes down then there should be someone to blame it on and immigrants seems perfect to put blames on them.

When economy is good I am sure you would not have time for preaching hate and telling people on forums to hate black or browns humans because of tourists wants to see whites.

Get educations and I am sure you will get job, Anyway tell me something.

How many days you gonna live? live it one day but live it happily and love others as you want others love you.

If you are a believer then fear your Lord that one day you would face your lord. what would you answer to him if he asks you why did you hate my others creature?

God almighty says in Holy Quran "O Mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you in the sight of Allah is he who has most Taqwa among of you. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware." Noble Qur'an (49:13)

In surah Al-Room God says, "And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your tongues and colors; most surely there are signs in this for the learned." Noble Qur'an (30:22)
20:50 June 17, 2011 by edpe71

This is not about religion but about altered cultures and tradition to the detriment of those less advantaged!!
21:13 June 17, 2011 by jackx123
so the editor of the local removed my comment which was a cite from the kuwaiti newspaper - hmmm I wonder why?

Moreover it states breach of terms. However, there is a law in Sweden called freedom of speech and is supposed to be one of the cornerstones in the Swedish society.

What kind of hypocrisy is this? The local can publish how the Swedish Monarch "potentially" went to some dubious places but not facts, which can be found in international newspapers - more credible than The Local.

Can we please have an explanation to this,
21:18 June 17, 2011 by Eva117
Some immigrants in Sweden are behaving bad. Swedish women are called whores just because they are openminded and free. If you have sex with a man before marriage you are called a slut. Sweden will always preserve its secular laws. Sweden is our new home so we defend it from two dangerous enemies. Religious extremists and Sverigesdemokraterna. Not all immigrants are a threat. Life is not %100 black or not %100 white. Debating immigration in Sweden is a start. But not the Sverigesdemokraterna's way & how they present themselves. I wouldn't hate an entire group. Sweden needs a new political party but certainly NOT Sverigesdemokraterna.
21:30 June 17, 2011 by canuk
I respectfully commend the Sverigedemokraterna for working to save Sweden. Let's keep Sweden Swedish forever. I will send in a donation.

Keep up the good work!

23:26 June 17, 2011 by jostein
Will take a year or two for them to pass MP. The trend says they will get 11.8% 2014 but since their resources and access to the media is so much greater 2014 than 2010 and because all of swedish society wont be able to join together in a demonization campaign again they might triple instead of doubling yet again.
00:01 June 18, 2011 by Rick Methven

If you care to read the terms and conditions that YOU agreed to when you whwere allowed to join this forum. http://www.thelocal.se/terms.php?terms=Discuss.

You will see that your post do break the agreement that you made when joining. If I remember correctly, you posted a copyrighted complete article from another newspaper which is a breach of the copyright of that publication and could make TL liable for breach of copyright. If you want to post such items, go to the copyright holder and buy the right to re-publish.
01:07 June 18, 2011 by spacemous
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01:22 June 18, 2011 by Uncle

Oh, yeah - quoting Quran on discussion of a massive rise of dislike towards muslims is an excellent ideas. Especially when it is possible to quote a little less favourable quotes from the "noble Quran". Like about elimination of any other religion in the world through death or conversion and a total rule of Islam.... Or about allowance for slavery... or indirect allowance of pedophilia.... or murder of a female who is not submissive enough.

This book brings european RAGE upon you. Your religion is marching through lands turning them into gaveyards, suppressing the minorities, re-introducing torture and medieval punishment. Your religion is so "attractive" that it brings millions running from it into normal lands.

Your religion eliminates any chance for economical or personal development if it is not fed by tons upon tons of natural resources and even then it is hardly a "development". Your religion introduces Nazism by calling it "religion" and calling everyone else a Nazi. The success of SD is not based on dislike for colour or eye shape. It is not based on superiority of the humble swedes.

It is purely based on refusal to accept the sort of twisted "culture" that islam has to offer after it burned local cultures of the refugess into ashes. It is a mentality difference, but a difference that is coming from whatever your religion has to offer to every land that it set it's foot on, rather than a pure social difference.
10:03 June 18, 2011 by Eva117
Uncle this is too h arsh. Christianity is like Islam. Most religions are. The modern world = secular socities. Where religion doesnot play a role in voting, social system, work. Africa is still underdeveloped millions practise christanity there and not adapt to the modern secular system. So the problem is not only Islam it is Christanity as well plus many other religions.
10:59 June 18, 2011 by technoviking
@ boyfriend

The economy is fine. We're condemning Islam for the accompanying increase in violence, mysogyny, backwardness, hateful intolerance, stupidity and general all around lunacy that accompanies it everywhere it goes.

@ eva117

I'm no fan of religion in general, but you obviously don't understand some of the differences. Islam learned from Christianity's weaknesses and perfected the art of the crazy. Though both are ridiculous, Islam is more overtly hostile and intolerant in degree.
11:08 June 18, 2011 by Eva117
"The success of SD is not based on dislike for colour or eye shape. It is not based on superiority of the humble swedes."

Uncle changing eyeshape is easy speaking from experience it only needs

one plastic operation. But the whole sentence is silly. I'm married to a Swedish man myself and yes he is humble. Humble that he won't tell me i got darker skin than his that i'm not Swedish. I'am Swedish and i'm forgetting my english see that's what intergation...

Södertälje a city where muslim flee Assyrian attacks.



Those Assyrians are they muslims too? But Assyrians do practise Christianity. It is all a question of a secular society or non secular one.

There is an intergration problem. Immigration problem. Too many illegal refugees. But hate speech against groups is not healthy. That's what SD loses on this. Vulgar language is not a campaign to fish votes nor hate speech is.
12:44 June 18, 2011 by Jes
Eva117 m truely , you are forgetting your English . I have to pity you if you think that forgetting your English is intergration. What a load !

Reason like that and your humble husband will never need to mention your "darker skin"

@TheOneWhoTravels , keeping Sweden Swedish ended when the King married a Germany who has Brazilian origins .

Say helo to @canuk
13:20 June 18, 2011 by calebian22
Soon SD will be too large to ignore. They are almost there now. Great news for Sweden, bad news for kombayah liberals who think integration means open borders.
14:20 June 18, 2011 by Eva117
Jes, I agree with you it was a joke...you are right it is not a shame to speak english. With my children i speak Swedish i don't want going with fights with other children. And i see that Sweds have sensitivity with other than Swedish.
14:21 June 18, 2011 by svensk2011
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14:36 June 18, 2011 by Jes
@celebian22 , it is not wise to ignore a cancer . You deal with it untill you beat it or when it kills you .

Eva 117 , you are okay .
18:03 June 18, 2011 by irridium
recent rape stats from Oslo will certainly cause more voters to turn to SD
20:17 June 18, 2011 by calebian22

It is interesting, half of the increase in support for the Sweden democrats in 2010 came from former Moderates and Social Democrats, (Source: Värnamo Nyheter) So, in 2006 they were good Swedes and 2010 they are a cancer? Where will the increase in support come from in 2014? When 15% of the Swedish population, votes Sweden Democrat, does that mean that they were bigots all along? No, it means that Swedes are waking up to the real, feet on the ground problem, of refugees who refuse to integrate into Swedish society.
09:41 June 19, 2011 by wenddiver
Hopefully they can do something about the censorship problem, before Sweden becomes a third world country.
12:44 June 19, 2011 by Jes
@calebian22 , why are you surprised ? Don`t you know that even a cancer was once a healthy body cell ?

Listnen , when haters in France voted for a racist party , nothing much on the ground happened .They have nothing to show for it .

I dare say that since the SD devils joined parliament , the other parties have re-acted by adapting even more liberal immigration policies . I understand that today , those immigrants without pappers can get medical attention and their children can go to School .

Be informed that not all immigrants are refugees .
13:30 June 19, 2011 by Syftfel
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20:06 June 19, 2011 by wenddiver
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21:11 June 19, 2011 by Iraniboy
Forth largest but 6%! The sentence was not complete :D

The problem with SD is that the rest of 94% of Swedes are not just nuetral to SD views. Those 94% of Swedes are extremely against SD's views.
01:17 June 20, 2011 by technoviking

It's the second derivative you should be worried about.

6.5% is temporary. The trajectory is not.
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