Erna Solberg: This was a fragmented election campaign

Erna SolbergPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The Conservatives (H) have lost a lot of voter support in several opinion polls throughout the election campaign. Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says there is no common thread in the political debate.

“It is a more fragmented election campaign compared to many election campaigns before,” Solberg told NTB.

She says that she has noticed this on the campaign trail – the themes vary from place to place, and in many ways, there are several election campaigns that run in parallel.

” For us, for example, value creation is a very important topic in this election campaign. We experience it is important in some places, and then there not so much in others,” Solberg said.

However, she will not want to comment on the declining voter support trend.

“We will see when we come to Monday,” Solberg noted.

Oil tax proposal

She also added that it was right to present a proposal to change the oil tax completely in the wake of the election campaign – and that it would be strange to come up with such a proposal after the election.

“It was necessary, and I think it will be very important for us in the future.”

At the website Poll of polls, the Conservatives had an average of 19.4% of support in September polls. The party had a support level of 25.6% in February, and in the 2017 election, the Conservatives received 25.0% of the vote.

In a Dagbladet poll this week, the Conservatives received 17.0% of support – the worst poll result for the party since before the pandemic.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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