The opinion polls are looking good for Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: Nasser Sina/Radio Sweden

Opposition extend lead in new poll

The red-green opposition are currently over 16 percentage points ahead of the ruling centre-right coalition government in an new opinion poll, published today.

In the survey, carried out by pollsters Demoskop for the tabloid Aftonbladet, the Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party together would get 52.3 percent of the vote if there were an election today.

The conservative Moderates, Christian Democrats, Liberals and Centre Party would only get 36.1 percent, with the Christian Democrats falling below the four percent threshold to get into parliament.

The Social Democrats are the largest party in the poll, gathering 34.7 percent support, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's conservative Moderates have fallen back to 22.3 percent, while the Green Party came third, jumping to 11.1 percent support.

The European elections are to be held in Sweden in May, with local, regional and national elections in September.

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