Opposition narrows the gap
According to two new polls, Sweden’s political opposition is closing the gap with the center-right government coalition.
The Skop poll gives the four government parties a total of 47.7 percent support, compared to 45.5 percent for the three Red-Green opposition parties. The gap, says Skop, is now 2.2 percent. In the last Skop poll the Red-Greens were 3.7 points behind the government.
The latest survey from Demoskop has the opposition trailing the government by just 0.4 percent, with the government at 46.1 percent, and the opposition 45.7. In the previous Demoskop poll the gap was 7.1 points.
According to Skop all of the parties are above the 4 percent threshold for representation in parliament, while Demoskop puts the Christian Democrats, a member of the government coalition, at 3.5 percent.
The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrat party has 5.9 percent support according to Skop, 7.1 percent in Demoskop.