HS survey: SDP’s most popular, green background decline to a five-year low

HS survey: SDP's most popular, green background decline to a five-year low

prime minister Sanna MarinThe Social Democratic Party (SDP) is still Finland’s most popular political party, with support rising by 0.6 percentage points to 21.4 per cent, according to a study published by Helsingin Sanomat on Wednesday.

The largest opposition party also received support in the magazine’s latest poll. The background rose 0.7 percentage points to 20.6 percent, creating a difference of less than one percentage point between them and the SDP.

Support for the Green Party, a government partner, saw the most, at 1.2 percentage points, to just under 10 per cent, according to the HS. The party has not seen single-digit support since 2015.

At the same time, half of those interviewed in Iltalehti’s poll, including on Wednesday, said they wanted a green-green politician and foreign minister Pekka Haavisto differ. Last week, he survived a vote of confidence in his actions to discriminate against an official who disagreed with him about the repatriation of Finnish children from al-Hol prison in Syria.

Support for the second largest opposition party, the Conservative National Coalition Party (NCP), fell 0.3 percentage points to 16.2 per cent.

The government’s partners tracked down the Finnish party and the National Party, with 11.4 per cent of the centre’s blocked subsidies. Next were the Greens (9.9 per cent), the Left Alliance (7.7 per cent) and the Swedish People’s Party (4.3 per cent). Opposition Christian Democrats received 3.8 percent and Movement Now 2.3 percent support.

Pollster Kantar TNS interviewed 2,600 people in mainland Finland from 23 November to 18 December. The margin of error in both directions was 2.1 percentage points.

Almost a third of the respondents did not share their party wishes with Kantas TNS.

Source: The Nordic Page


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