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Social Democrats continue to fall in polls

TT/Joel Linde · 1 Jan 2012, 16:17

Published: 01 Jan 2012 16:17 GMT+01:00

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The Moderate party, on the other hand, reached 35.1 percent, while the Christian Democrats stayed just below the limit for the Riksdag with 3.9 percent, reported Sveriges Radio.

Altogether, the centre-right government parties reached 50.5 percent of voters in the survey, while the red and green opposition had 43.2 percent.

"Of course we want better figures than that, but I also know that the internal work that goes on during autumn keep the voters a bit passive," Acko Ankarberg of the Christian Democrats told Sveriges Radio (SR).

"It has all been about internal work and to develop our policies, but also there has been a discussion regarding the governing of the party."

The Greens instead continued to climb and reached a record level of 11.9 percent, with many of the voters having jumped over the fence from the Social Democrats following the recent scandals surrounding leader Håkan Juholt, the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper reported.

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"The Greens have become a stronger and clearer alternative in the big cities and there is an active flow [of voters] from the Social Democrats," Toivo Sjörén, head of the Sifo polls in Sweden told the newspaper in the autumn.

TT/Joel Linde (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:42 January 1, 2012 by Brtahan
The usual campain by the local against the social democrates.
22:24 January 1, 2012 by Dr. Dillner
Not living in Sweden, am I correct by describing the SD party as: involved a significant redistribution of income and the maintenance of a large state apparatus with collectively financed core public services such as public healthcare, education and infrastructure?
23:32 January 1, 2012 by jostein
SD is not the social democrats, SD is another party in sweden(thats socially conservative). The party described in the article is abreviated as S informally and SAP formally.

And yes, you are correct in your description.

08:57 January 2, 2012 by johan rebel
Great! Anything that's bad for the sossar is sure to be good for the country..
09:46 January 2, 2012 by Rey Stockholm
The greens are supported by youth vote or people employed in public sector and are simply à protest vote

Their fluffy policies would ruin the economy if actually implemented
17:11 January 2, 2012 by Dave N
It appears that the Local has decided that if they ignore the Sweden Democrats they will go away.

Why is the SD absent from this poll?
17:20 January 2, 2012 by Rick Methven
@Dave N "Why is the SD absent from this poll? "

because they are a bunch of losers who drop themselves in the Sh*t every time they open their mouth. They will just have to rely on you to speak for them. Your intellect may just be on a par with the average SD moron level
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