The popularity of basic Finns has fallen in every survey commissioned by the daily newspaper since the parliamentary elections in April, a total of 1.7 points. The National Coalition, in contrast, saw its popularity rise after the election and continues to top the polls despite a recent drop in its share of the vote.
Kantar Public interviewed 2,456 people for the survey between August 14 and September 8.
The voting time coincided with the presentation of the government’s statement on the promotion of equality and equality and the legislators expressed their confidence in the Minister of Finance Riikka Purra (PS) and the Minister of Economic Affairs Will Rydman (PS), who had come under scrutiny for their past racist comments.
The Social Democratic Party, on the other hand, chose Antti Lindtman as its new chairman, replacing the former prime minister and MP Sanna Marin.
Sakari NurmelaKantar Public’s director of research told Helsingin Sanomat that the supporters of Purusfinlomini and Kokoomus appear to be unsure of their loyalty or moving sideways to an increasing extent. During the last month, the Social Democratic Party has succeeded in reactivating its supporters.
“A lot has to happen for people to switch camps, although it seems to be more common today than it was 15, 20 or 25 years ago,” Nurmela said. “If unpleasant things come up, people want to step aside for a while.”
In the 2019 parliamentary elections, he reminded, the Basic Finns managed to get blue-collar voters at the expense of the Social Democrats. With the roles now reversed and the populist right-wing party in the ruling coalition, it will be interesting to see if some of the voters return their support to the Social Democrats.
Elsewhere, the popularity of the center rose by 0.3 points to 9.8 percent, the Greens by 0.5 points to 8.6 percent, the Left Alliance by 0.3 points to 8.3 percent, and the Christian Democrats by 0.4 points to 4.1 percent. Both the Swedish People’s Party and Movement Now recorded losses of 0.2 points, the former to 4.2 percent and the latter to 1.8 percent.
The right-wing coalition’s support has therefore continued to fall and is currently 47.7 percent.
Just over a quarter (27%) of respondents could not or did not want to say which party they would vote for, or said they would not vote at all if the election were held today.
The margin of error of the survey results for the most popular parties is 2.0 points.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page