Narrowing gap between political blocs
An index of April's opinion polls shows a narrowing gap between the two political blocs, Swedish Radio News reports. But the gap is not narrowing as fast as earlier.
The centre-right government coalition parties now score 47,8 per cent in the polls, which is 0,6 percentage points less than in the end of March. The red green parties are at a joint 45,1 per cent, which is 0,2 percentage points higher than a month ago.
The Social Democrats are increasing their support for the second month in a row, ending at being favoured by 31% of those polled, which is up 0,9 percentage points in the last month.
But the conservative Moderate party is still the biggest party in then polls at 33,4% (up by 0,3 percentage points).
The other three parties in the government coalition, the Liberals, The Centre Party and the Christian Democrats, all take steps backwards in the polls, leaving the Christian Democrats firmly below the 4%-threshold to get into parliament.
The newcomers, the Sweden Democrats, see a slight increase with 0,3 percentage points, to 6,1%.
The poll index is ordered by Swedish Radio and calculated by the polling company Novus. It represents a weighted amalgamation of the results of a number of other polls carried out by the polling companies Demoskop, Novus, Sifo, Skop and Synovate.