Ylen Gallup: NCP stretches lead over SDP, Greens’ support drops further

The Coalition Party (NKP) once again rose to number one in ’s latest monthly poll and strengthens the NCP’s position as ’s most popular party.

The Petteri Orpoparty has now stretched its lead over the second-placed SDP led by the prime minister to four percentage points.

NCP support rose 1.4 percentage points from the previous poll, published in early February, and is now 22.6 percent of voters, the strongest position since the last parliamentary election.

"Supporters of the Coalition Party are now very strongly in favor of all those who voted for it in the last parliamentary elections, which means that there have been very few branches. In addition, the NCP has attracted new voters from several other parties," Research Director Tuomo Turja The survey company of the Economic Survey told Yle.

The support of the Prime Minister’s Party, on the other hand, fell by half a percentage point from the previous poll to 18.5 per cent.

Halla-aho’s new role is not reflected in voter support

An party led by remained in third place in the latest survey with 15.6 percent of respondents.

Yle’s previous poll found the party’s support plummeted by more than three percentage points, but the latest poll showed a modest rise of 0.6 percentage points.

"It’s been a great pick-up. This seems to be due to the fact that the party has regained some of its old voters," Turja said.

In the middle of the most recent measurement period, on February 16, the former leader of the party he became chairman of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee. However, Turja said the return of Halla-aho has not yet been seen as a spike in support for his party.

The competition for third place is accelerating

The Center, led by the Minister of Finance, on the basis of a strong proposal for the January provincial elections – support rose to 13.4% in the latest survey.

This is still slightly less than the party’s 13.8 per cent vote in the last parliamentary election, but Turja pointed out that the center receives support from voters who previously favored Basic Finns.

"Since the last parliamentary elections, the Center has lost support to Perussuomalainen. For the first time in a long time, the center now seems to be gaining more support from Finnish voters than losing them." he explained.

The steady decline of continues

Among other parties, support for the Greens – chaired by the interim leader Meanwhile is on maternity leave – the recession continued.

The party’s support is now 9.3 per cent, down 0.4 per cent from the previous poll. The party’s support is now at its worst in years and is currently more than two percentage points lower than the result of the previous parliamentary elections.

The Greens retained their place in the poll as the fifth most popular party, but only marginally. The Left Alliance is now at 9.1 per cent, just 0.2 percentage points behind its coalition partners.

"The Greens continue to lose support, especially to the Left Alliance and the SDP. Now the NCP has also become a party for which the Greens are clearly losing voters," Turja said.

At the same time, support for the Swedish People’s Party is now 4.8 per cent, for the Christian Democrats 3.1 per cent and for Movement Now 2.3 per cent.

The combined support of small parties in the recent survey is 1.3 percent.

The Economic Survey interviewed 2,727 people from February 2 to March 1, 2022. A total of 2,010 voters revealed their party position and the margin of error was +/- 1.8 percentage points.

Source: The Nordic Page

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