Testing Swedish political pulse: Alliance coalition takes back voter support


Sunday, 21 August 2011
Latest opinion polls show that the ruling Alliance coalition has taken back the lead in voters’ perception.

Therefore, if elections here to be held today, the parties made up of the conservative Moderates, the People’s Party (Liberal), the Christian Democrats and the Centre party would win.

The first opinion polls conducted by polling organisation, Sifo, that is the first electoral barometer for the summer, show that the ruling government of the alliance coalition gained more support from voters at the expense of the Social Democrats.

In the last poll, the red-green opposition parties had an edge of 5.5 percentage points. Now that has been shrunk to just 1.4 percentage points. Voter’s perception for the Social Democrats, decreased by 2.4 percentage points. But they are still the largest party.


Meanwhile, the Conservatives have increased by 1.1 percentage points. Parliamentary three smallest parties, the Christian Democrats, Centre Party and Left Party, are near or at the four percent threshold required for parliamentary listing.

How the break down of voter support according to SIFO’s electoral barometer in August stood with regards to the change from the measurement in June in parentheses.
The Aliance Coalition
Red Green Coalition
Moderates 30.1 percent (+1.1)
Liberal Party 7.4 percent (+1.2)
Center Party 4.3 percent (-0.2)
Christian Democratic Party 4,0 percent (+0.4)
The Social Democrats 32.8 percent (-2.4)
Left Party 4.3 percent (-0.2)
Green Party 10.1 percent (+1.0)
Sweden Democrats 6.0 percent (-0.8)

The poll was conducted between 8 to 18 August. The changes are not statistically significant for the individual parties. The change of the difference between governing parties and the red-green opposition, however, is statistically significant.
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