YLE: The Coalition Party’s support rises dramatically when it comes to NATO in Finland

YLE: The Coalition Party's support rises dramatically when it comes to NATO in Finland

“Looking at the results on a weekly basis, the popularity of the National Coalition rose to a higher level in the week following the Russian invasion,” he told the broadcaster. “And it’s remained at about 26 percent since then.”

The Coalition Party is a long-standing advocate of Finland’s accession to NATO.

“Finns’ sense of security has faltered and support for NATO membership has increased. The Coalition Party, as Finland’s most pro-NATO party, will benefit from this, Turja estimates.

The Coalition has an advantage of more than seven percentage points over the Social Democrats. Social Democrat support rose 0.5 percentage points to 19.0 per cent, making it the only party in power to consolidate its position in March.

The popularity of the center fell 1.1 points to 12.3 per cent, the Greens 0.4 points to 8.9 per cent, the Left Alliance 0.7 points to 8.4 per cent and the Swedish People’s Party 0.6 points to 4.2 per cent.

“The Greens and the Left Alliance are pouring supporters for other red-green parties, currently the Social Democrats. Polls show this variation between the red-green parties,” Turja said.

However, the biggest losers in the vote were the Basic Finns. Voter support for the populist right-wing opposition party fell two percentage points to 13.6 percent, its lowest level since February 2019.

According to Turja, the beneficiaries are the so-called home party, the Coalition Party and, to a lesser extent, the Nyt movement. “The [Finns P]Arty’s grip isn’t the best ever. “

Support for the Christian Democrats fell 0.1 points to 3.0 percent, while support for the Now movement rose 0.3 points to 2.6 percent.

The Economic Survey interviewed 2,740 people from 2 March to 5 April. Slightly more than 2,000 of the interviewees revealed which party would get their vote if the parliamentary elections were held at the time of the interview.

The margin of error for the results is +/- 1.8 points.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page

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