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SD largest party in new measurement - S continues to lose


The Sweden Democrats are Sweden's largest party according to SVT / Novus's February survey. The trend is clear, since the 2018 elections, the Swedish Democrats and the Left Party have grown at the same rate as the Social Democrats raged in public opinion.

The Social Democrats note the worst poll numbers since 2012 and receive 23.2 percent of voter support. The Swedish Democrats pull the longest straw in the February survey with 23.9 percent.

- That S and SD stand and weigh between being the largest party from one month to the other is very interesting, says Novus CEO Torbjörn Sjöström.

"A place you deserve"

In November's January survey, the Social Democrats were slightly larger than SD. Admittedly, the changes since last month are within the margin of error, but if you compare with the election result 2018 it becomes clear that the Social Democrats have lost. The 5.1 percentage point race gives the lowest opinion support in eight years.

- Our ambition is that we should be the biggest party but it is also a place that you deserve and right now we do not have the confidence of the voters, says party secretary Lena Rådström Baastad (S) and continues:

- Now it's all about doing what you always have to do when you turn the numbers around: Deliver policies that are good for ordinary people.

Sjöstedt's departure has no effect

In the past month, the Social Democrats' voters have mainly gone to the Left Party, which continues its upward curve, the party receives 10.9 percent of voter support. The message that Jonas Sjöstedt will resign at the party's congress in May does not seem to have had a deterrent effect.

- It may be a success factor to announce his departure, says Torbjörn Sjöström, but the challenge will be to retain support with a new party leader.

The moderates seem to have parked in third place with 18 percent, it has now been six months since the party had a larger opinion support than SD. Worth noting is also the Liberals' earnings of 3.9 percent. Under the parliamentary lock and certainly a worrying message for the party's new leader Nyamko Sabuni. She has not succeeded in attracting new sympathizers.

Source: svt

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