Social Democrats on the way back up?
Sweden's center-left Social Democrat party has risen in the polls for the first time since national elections last fall, according to a new opinion survey led by Novus and TV4.
Until recently Sweden's biggest party, the Social Democrats suffered a big blow in the elections and have been operating in crisis mode ever since. But now the party has the support of 28.4 percent of voters, an increase of 0.4 percentage points since January.
The country's center-left Moderates are still in the lead with 33.6 percent of voter support, though that's down by almost a percentage point from 34.5 percent.
The ruling Alliance government parties are supported by 50.2 percent, compared to the opposition parties, which are currently holding onto 42.1 percent of public support.
The poll surveyed 2,000 people between February 8 and 21.