The Center party also gained around 30 per cent of its votes in this way. Arne Modig at Novus Opinion says that the conservative Moderate party is now in a position to hand out votes to its smaller partners. He adds that the rise in tactical voting is linked to the emergence of two political blocs - the survey suggests that 30 per cent of voters had first chosen which bloc they wanted to win, and only then decided on the particular party they would vote for.
The survey also indicates that one in four Sweden Democrat votes were for tactical reasons. Arne Modig says that this shows that a lot of Sweden Democrat voters were making a protest. Sweden Democrat votes came from supporters of all the main parties, but especially the largest - the Moderates and the Social Democrats.