Although Jimmie Åkesson’s confidence rating fell by one percent to 30 percent, 44 percent of men (up 10 percent on the last poll three months ago) rated him highly in the poll. By contrast, only 16 percent of women had confidence in the leader of the anti-immigration party.
Both male and female voters still had more confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven than any other political leader but, despite recently getting his spring budget passed and improving economic news, his rating was only boosted by two percent to 36 percent.
Löfven’s rating among women, however, was a higher figure of 40 percent.
Centre Party leader, Annie Loof, was just one percent behind the prime minister on 35 percent, the same figure as the leader of The Left Party, Jonas Sjöstedt.
Green Party spokeswoman, Åsa Romson, languished at the bottom of the confidence table on 11 percent, three percent down on three months ago.
The full results of the poll were
Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat) 36 percent
Annie Loof (Centre Party) 35 percent
Jonas Sjöstedt (Left Party) 35 percent
Anna Kinberg Batra (Moderates) 31 percent
Jimmie Åkesson (Sweden Democrats) 30 percent
Jan Björklund (Liberal) 28 percent
Gustav Fridolin (Green Party) 28 percent
Ebba Busch Thor (Christian Democrats) 17 percent
Åsa Romson (Green Party) 11 percent