The themes of the first in a row of televised debates were similar to those of the 2006 election campaign.
The government say they want to stimulate businesses to create more jobs as well as enter the third stage of their plans to reduce income tax.
Meanwhile, the opposition call for fairer taxation laws and want to restore social security.
Climate change, hospital care and gay marriage were other keys topics but there was no clear winner of the debate.
On an international level the US election was discussed. The government say they like Obama but think McCain’s free trade policies will benefit Sweden more, while the opposition support Obama.