Opposition parties still in the lead: poll

The Green Party, the Sweden Democrats and the Christian Democrats all climbed in a recent voters' poll, with all three parties reaching their highest results this year, while the opposition parties maintained their lead over the Alliance government.

The Green Party grew the most, by 2.8 percentage points, and are now supported by 10.3 percent of voters. The Christian Democrats, who’ve been struggling in polls lately, grew for the first time this year landing on 4.7 percent, thus making it over the 4 percent threshold required to maintain representation in the Riksdag.

Support for the Sweden Democrats has also grown, and the party garnered 7.8 percent support among voters.

According to the poll, the Centre Party has grown, but at 3.9 percent remains under the 4 percent Riksdag threshold.

Support for both of Sweden’s largest political parties declined, as the Moderates landed on 29.1 percent (down 3.1 percentage points) and the Social Democrats on 31.5 percent (down 1.8 percentage points).

The Social Democrats, Green Party and Left parties together polled 47.1 percent to the Alliance parties’ 43.9 percent, thus maintaining their lead over the governing parties.

The poll was conducted by research institute Skop.

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