like the Social Democrats finally identify a tool to hit the Swedish
coalition parties with as their poll standing improve markedly
Friday, 24 February 2012
With the new party leader in the man of Stefan Löfven at the helm, the
Social Democrats in Sweden which has been limping and playing the
second fiddle behind the Conservatives and the bourgeoisies government
seems to be seeing a change in fortune recent opinion polling. The
party’s opinion interest rose by 5.6 percentage points to 29.3 percent
in February in an Ipsos survey for the Swedish newspaper, Dagens
The Moderate sloped by 3.6 percentage points to 32.1 percent.
"Now it seems the party has been structured to match forward again,
"said Ipsos CEO Karin Nelson to Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter which
commissioned the survey.
She says it is not possible to determine whether the improvement is as
a result of relief after Hakan Juholts departure or Stefan Löfven
"What we mainly see is that the voters who went to the Left Party and
Green Party are now returning to the Social Democrats. Left Party's
rise in January seems more to have been connected with the crisis in
the Social Democrats and not a Jonas Sjöstedt-effect, "according to
She does not want to sound the all clear for the Social Democrats.
"There has been a rebound, but it that is permanent, we have no idea, "she told the paper.
Together, the three red-green opposition parties stand at 46.1 percent
and the four non-socialist government parties 47.2 percent. Christian
Democrats are increasing but still fall under the parliamentary
threshold. The People Party and the Centre party are also progressing
slightly, while the far right Sweden Democrats slope.
The differences between the blocks are the smallest in six months, only 1.1 percent compared with 11.6 percent in November.
Voter opinion according to Ipso
Lot / Block
Voter Assistance *
Alliance (M, FP, C, KD)
Red-green (S, MP, V)
Individual party performances
The Liberal Party
The Centre Party
The Christian Democrats
The Social Democrats
The Green Party
* The percent in February 2012
** In percentage points from the previous assessment.
Results based on 2185 random telephone interviews during the period February 6 to 22 acried out by Ipsos formerly Synovate.