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Government popularity on the up in polls

TT/Clara Guibourg · 16 Jun 2012, 11:51

Published: 16 Jun 2012 11:51 GMT+02:00

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“Swedes’ confidence in the current government has been on a downward trend, but that trend has now been broken,” said analyst Birgitta Hultåker from research institute Skop, who performed the poll, in a statement.

Reaching 56 percent means the government is back to the same figures they reached at the start of 2012. Since then, their numbers have been declining.

The percentage of Swedes who believe that the government is doing a very bad or a pretty bad job has decreased from 27 to 25 percent.

In line with these results, the percentage who believe that having the red-green opposition in power would be better has also decreased somewhat, from 37 to 35 percent.

“The red-green alternative can continue to rejoice in their positive voters’ confidence balance, but their long and powerful growth has been broken,” said Hultåker, who described the opposition’s growth in the polls as “record long”.

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The survey was carried out through interviews with 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 84.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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12:27 June 16, 2012 by isenhand
oh dear :(

Still, at the end of the day it's only the election results that matter! Hopefully we can say buy buy to the Alliance then.
13:38 June 16, 2012 by calebian22
Yes, bye bye to the government that has steered Sweden to the position of being arguably the strongest European economy. Moron.
13:57 June 16, 2012 by Rebel
Oh yeah, and if this government had had its way we would have been stuck with the Euro as well and would be sending even more money to the banks that have Greece by the you-know-whats.

The only reason people like the little bald dude is because the alternative coalition is such a pathetic joke. SD will probably get a lot of protest votes in the next election. I predict they will have between 9 and 10% of the vote.

What Greece is today the European Union will be tomorrow.
14:23 June 16, 2012 by isenhand

The government hasn't, as you say, "steered Sweden to the position of being arguably the strongest European economy.". What success it can claim has been built upon what went before as it basically demolishes the foundations that made Sweden as success in the first place! We wont really get the full effect of the damage that this current government has done till much later. Scientist have done a great deal of research into why certain countries have healthier population, that live longer etc. than other countries. Sweden, at one time, was given as an example of a country that had done things right but not any more. Sweden has stated to go backwards in so many ways.

see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Level:_Why_More_Equal_Societies_Almost_Always_Do_Better
15:55 June 16, 2012 by johan rebel
25-27 % think the government is doing a bad job. Hmm . . . what percentage again of the working age population live on bidrag of various kinds?
18:51 June 16, 2012 by towns
If 25% of the population thinks the government is doing a "very bad or pretty bad job" that's hardly a cause for them to celebrate...
18:54 June 16, 2012 by byke
He is looking allot like the older brother of Geert Wilders.
13:01 June 17, 2012 by calebian22
The naysayers always claim it is what came before that is the cause of success. Welcome to politics. It is just sour grapes, though. Sweden is in a strong position in Europe, period. Thank you, Alliance.
17:22 June 17, 2012 by glamelixir
Is it me or every two weeks a different party is leading? This polls are useless and merely PR stunts to seduce voters with no ideological preference to join "a winning side". Not very serious of the local to publish all this crap all the time,
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