Record Dip for Government
Sweden’s ruling non-socialist political parties have not been in such a weak position in 13 years.
They’re behind the opposition by 18.6 percentage points.
The cleft between the two parties has not been so wide since Carl Bildt’s government lost the 1994 election.
Analyst Nicklas Källebring told newspaper Dagens Nyheter that if the current trend continues, the governing alliance could drop down to as low as 8 percent in voter polls by the next election. While Källebring does not believe such a scenario will happen, he says it does show the enormous drop in voter confidence during the coalition’s first year in government.
Centre Party leader Maud Olofsson, is convinced the tide will turn for the coalition government. She told news agency TT that the bad results could be blamed on the fact that the government implemented a series of changes in a short time.
Market research agency, Synovate conducted the survey based on 2 230 participants.