Political Economy


The Swedish left wings are coming: How the Red - Green Coalition are maintaining their opinion poll lead and building solid route to power in Sweden

Sunday, 08 September 2013
There is a saying that goes thus "the opposition parties don't win election, the government loose it. Such a scenarios shaping up in Sweden today as the build-up to the next general election in Sweden is getting closer.
Stefan LofvenImage/Scancomark.com / Stefan Löfven, leader of the Social Democrats will be the next Swedish Prime Minister, if things continue to go the way the polls are showing. 

This became particularly observable when a poll of polls out on Sunday, that assembles the core polling results made by the various polling organisations conducted by opinions institute Novus for  radio Sweden show that the  difference now between the two political blocs now stand at 10 percentage points. That is the difference between the governing Alliance coalition and opposition Red––Green parties.

State of Sweden's public opinion
Voter Support   
Change *
Social Democrats   
The Left Pary   
The Green Party   
The Moderate Party  
Centre Party   
The People's Party   
Christian Democrats  
Sweden Democrats  
The Blocs

Red-Green coalition   
The Alliance Coalision  
* Change in percentage points since the previous index in July.
Swedish voter opinion is a selection index compiled by polling organisation Novus for Radio Sweden. Results are graduated from Demoskop, Novus, Sifo, Skop and Ipsos (formerly Synovate) and are weighed up.

At the individual party level, the Social Democrats, The Left party and The Green party or the Red––Green coalition would gets a total of 49.7 percent of voter support and governing Alliance parties would stand at 39.7 percent if elections were held today. The Alliance coalition is made up of The Conservative Moderates, The Centre party,  Christian Democrats, and the People's party.

For the individual parties, Social Democrats scored 33.1 percent, while the Conservative Moderates had fallen to 25.6 percent. The other parties, Centre Party is just over 4.2 percent,  slightly above the parliamentary accession threshold and the Christian Democrats would hold  3.9 percent support which would not be enough for them to have access to the parliament if election were held today.

The far right, Sweden Democrats which is a Nazi worshiping ideological party has   8.9 percent of voter support.

"The gap is so large that the basic lesson here is that it is moving towards a change of government in Sweden. They have been in for seven years. Not so many governments around the world are capable of three elections in a row…"said Professor Michael Gilljam Department of Political Science at Gothenburg to radio Sweden.
by Scancomark.com Team

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