"This just means that the autumn election is completely open. But it also stresses that we have to work incredibly hard," said the Moderate party's secretary, Per Schlingmann to news agency TT.
Social Democrat party secretary Ibrahim Baylan told TT, "We usually go into an election campaign with high figures only to fall back. Now, we're going in with fairly low numbers, which means we have all the opportunity in the world to get this up. Our goal is to work ourselves up to 40 percent."
Ever since Statistics Sweden began running this kind of poll in 1973, it has correctly predicted the winner of the election the following autumn.