HS: Basic Finns and social democrats are behind the coalition

HS: Basic Finns and social democrats are behind the coalition

However, the right-wing opposition party has a 1.5-point lead over both the Basic Finns and the SDP.

The support of basic Finns fell by 0.7 points to 19.3 percent between July 2022 and February 2023 after an improved opinion poll. Support for the Social Democrats, on the other hand, rose by 0.1 points to 19.3 percent, marking the second month in a row. an improvement for the party with the Prime Minister.

The most significant swings in the vote took place behind the three largest parties.

The popularity of the Center Party rose by 1.1 points to 10.7 percent, which strengthened its key role in the coalition negotiations. The Green Party’s approval rating fell 1.1 points to 8.3 percent, a new low since early 2015 and down more than nine points from a peak of 17.5 percent in August 2017.

The popularity of the Left Alliance and Movement Now rose by 0.2 percentage points to 8.2 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively. The Swedish People’s Party and the Christian Democrats rose by 0.1 points to 4.5 percent and the Christian Democrats to 4.0 percent.

The support of parties outside the parliament increased by 0.5 points to 2.7 percent.

Kantar Public conducted 2,584 telephone interviews for the survey from 13 February to 17 March.

The center, the Basic Finns and the Social Democrats won partly because their former supporters have strengthened their support after the uncertainty.

The Greens, on the other hand, have seen their former supporters sidetrack and refuse to reveal their preferences for the April 2 general election. The party has also received support from both the Left Alliance and the Social Democrats.

Chairman Maria Ohisalo told Iltalehti reported on Tuesday that he takes responsibility for the poor turnout. He added that the Green Party “has no business” joining the next governing coalition with its current approval ratings.

Helsingin Sanomat reminded on Tuesday that significant changes are possible in the last couple of weeks before the elections. When in March 2019 the Social Democrats had a three-point lead in Kokooma and a 10-point lead in Purussuomalai, the parties ended up within three points of each other in the parliamentary elections held on April 14, 2019.

Early voting for this year’s parliamentary elections begins on Wednesday, March 22. Election day is April 2.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page

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