Coalition Party (NCP) support fell by two percentage points in Yle’s most recent monthly voter survey, after reaching a record high in April.
Tuomo TurjaThe director of research in economic research told Yle that the decline in peak readings is natural, especially now that most other parties have clarified their position on NATO membership.
"In the March survey, the party’s support was boosted by the NCP’s positive NATO position. It may be that NCP support continues to reflect the party’s pro-NATO attitude," Turja told Yle.
The NKP has historically been the party most in favor of NATO membership and has long been the party’s position, which has blamed their pace in the election as more and more Finns support the application to join the alliance.
Once other parties have begun to adopt pro-NATO positions, this is likely to bring back the NCP’s support, as has already been observed on a small scale in the most recent poll.
Turja pointed out that the NKP has been able to hold on to its own voters, while those who voted for the center, the Finns, the Christian Democrats and the SPP in the previous election said they no longer supported the NCP in the last election. inquiry.
"It can be said that in the previous survey, the NCP received an exceptional amount of additional support from other parties," Turja emphasized.
The SDP was the second most popular party in the poll, but has lost one percentage point of the previous poll.
"The SDP lost some supporters to the Left Alliance," Turja stated and increased his support for the prime minister’s party Sanna Marin has been relatively stable over the last few surveys.
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Left bypasses green
The support of the nationalist Basic Finns increased by one percentage point compared to Yle’s previous survey, but the Center Party also rose correspondingly. Both parties were due to the adoption of pro-NATO positions as well as the support for a small drop in the NCP.
The latest also showed a rare exchange of views, with the Left Alliance receiving more support than its governing coalition partner, the Greens. There were no major changes in support for both parties, but Turja said this was a symbolic significance for both parties.
"It is certainly not common for the Left Alliance to ignore the Greens. If I looked right, last time support for the Left Alliance had been a little higher than for the Greens in October 2014." Turja mentioned.
Support for small parties remained stable in this poll, with the SPP, Christian Democrats and Movement Now all remaining at the same level.
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Source: The Nordic Page