Kokooma’s support decreased by 0.8 points to 20.8 percent. SDP and Perussuomalaiset vote with 19.9 percent and 19.0 percent after an increase of 0.8 and 0.6 points.
The national coalition has remained at the top of the poll since May 2021. The right-wing opposition party, which has long supported joining NATO, saw its popularity peak last spring, when the discussion about membership intensified after the Russian attack. Ukraine in February 2022.
Tuomo TurjaThe research director of Taloustikkusma reminded YLE that the changes to the survey are moderate.
“The Coalition’s NATO bonus has melted, but the Coalition is still the most supported party in the triangle,” he commented. “However, the three most popular parties are closer to each other.”
All three parties are currently predicted to improve their performances in the parliamentary elections 2019. SDP emerged as the largest party in the elections with a 17.7 percent vote share, narrowly surpassing the 17.5 percent share of the Finns. The party and the Coalition’s 17 percent catch.
The center’s support decreased by 0.5 points to 9.5 percent.
“The center is not in a particularly good situation at the moment,” Turja said. “The party continues to flow support in the traditional directions, i.e. in the direction of the Basic Finns and the Coalition. Basic Finns have benefited a little more in recent months.
According to him, the key to the ruling party is its ability to mobilize its former supporters.
The Left Alliance overtook the Greens as the fifth most popular party, with the people’s support rising 1.4 points to 9.0 percent and the latter’s support falling 1.4 points to 8.9 percent.
– The poll result of the Greens is the worst in a long time. This shows once again how the voters move in the red-green bloc. This time, the Greens are losing support to the left-wing coalition,” Turja stated.
The support of the Swedish People’s Party remained at 4.4 percent. The Christian Democrats and Movement Now decreased by 0.4 points and 0.3 points to 3.6 and 1.5 percent, respectively.
Support for other parties, on the other hand, rose by 0.7 points to 3.4%, largely due to the rise of the Liberal Party. Turja estimates that the party that received a third of the support of other parties has the opportunity to grab votes, especially in Uusimaa, especially from the coalition.
Taloustutkimus interviewed 2,459 people for the survey between 6 and 28. February.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page