Labor plunges in new poll

Party leader Jonas Gahr StøreOSLO.Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor).Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Labor party  and the Green Party plunged below the threshold in a July poll by Norfakta made for newspaper Klasse Kampen and Nationen.


Even if the measurement showed a coalition where the Labor cooperated with SV (central left), Red, Centre Party and the Green Party would they still have only gained 75 seats in total. Conservatives and the Progress Party gets 76 seats in this poll.

Ap (Labour) get 30.4 percent, going 4.6 percentage points down compared with last month’s measurement. SV fell 1.4 percentage points to 3.6 points, and MDG (green) get 3 percent (-0.2 down). Red got 1.8 percent (0.8 up) and raised one seat.

Party Secretary Kjersti Stenseng of Labor party explained the fall as a result of the party working extensively with the broad settlement and thus these results have become blurred. She also criticizes the bourgeois.

– We have a right side that is pretty tough in their personal attacks, characteristics and punches, and there we see these results, says Stenseng to Klasse Kampen.

The Center Party voted for the second consecutive month, and now has a 7.7 percent increase in respondents backing them. Centre Party leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum says he believes the upturn is due to popular resistance against centralization and increased bureaucracy. On the socialist side Right gets 25.9 (2.9 % increase), FRP 15.1 (0.2% increase), KrF 5 (-0.1 % increase) and Left 4.7 (-0.7 % increase).


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today