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Election Race Too Close To Call As Crime Dominates Voter Concerns

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Opinion polling ahead of the 11 September general election shows the race between PM Magdalena Andersson's centre-left grouping of parties and the opposition centre-right bloc as too close to call.

  • The parties either in gov't (Andersson's centre-left Social Democrats) or that support the gov't in a confidence and supply arrangement (socialist Left Party, environmentalist Greens, agrarian Centre Party) polling around the same level as those in the opposition grouping (centre-right Moderates, nationalist Sweden Democrats, libertarian Liberals, conservative Christian Democrats).
Chart 1. Election Opinion Polling by Bloc, % and 5-Poll Moving Average

Source: Sifo, Novus, Demoskop, Sentio, Ipsos, Infostat, SKOP, MNI. N.b. Anderson Gov't and Supporters-Social Democrats, Greens, Centre, Left. Opposition-Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Liberals, Christian Democrats

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Opinion polling ahead of the 11 September general election shows the race between PM Magdalena Andersson's centre-left grouping of parties and the opposition centre-right bloc as too close to call.

  • The parties either in gov't (Andersson's centre-left Social Democrats) or that support the gov't in a confidence and supply arrangement (socialist Left Party, environmentalist Greens, agrarian Centre Party) polling around the same level as those in the opposition grouping (centre-right Moderates, nationalist Sweden Democrats, libertarian Liberals, conservative Christian Democrats).
Chart 1. Election Opinion Polling by Bloc, % and 5-Poll Moving Average

Source: Sifo, Novus, Demoskop, Sentio, Ipsos, Infostat, SKOP, MNI. N.b. Anderson Gov't and Supporters-Social Democrats, Greens, Centre, Left. Opposition-Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Liberals, Christian Democrats

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