Left and Sweden Democrats gain in new poll
The anti-immigration party the Sweden Democrats, which entered parliament in the 2010 elections, has gained two percentage points, and now has the support of 11.6 percent of the population, according to a new opinion poll published today.
The Left Party , which takes centre stage at Almedalen in Visby today gains 1.7 percentage points.
The survey by polling institute Demoskop, published in the tabloid Expressen, shows that support for both the governing centre-right coalition as well as the centre-left opposition bloc has fallen, but that the centre-left keeps its majority.
Two of the coalition parties, the Christian Democrats and the Centre Party, remain under the four percent line which means they would not make it into parliament if there was an election today.
None of the changes have been statistically secured. The poll was conducted among 1,250 people during the past five days.