New poll: The Socialist Left Party’s voter support increased after it left the coalition talks

Audun LysbakkenPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB
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The Socialist Left Party (SV) registered increased voter support in a new opinion poll. The increase came after it left the coalition talks with the Labor Party (AP) and the Center Party (SP).

“We have experienced a lot of support from both SV voters and other red-green voters who think the Labor Party and the Center Party should have gone further to get a red-green government. This does not surprise me, but it, of course, confirms that many believe we made the right choice,” SV leader Audun Lysbakken told TV 2.

In a new survey Kantar carried out for TV 2, SV got 8.3% of support. In the election, the party received 7.6%.

The survey was conducted from Monday to Friday last week, but the background figures show that the SV was particularly successful in the days after it left the talks with the SP and the AP on Wednesday last week. Before they left the talks, they were expected to get 6.6% of support on average.

The AP registered an increase of 1.6% after the election, and it now has 27.9% of support, according to the poll. The Conservatives (H) registered a decrease of 1.5% and now have 18.9% of support.

For the other parties, the support is as follows (change from the election in parentheses): SP 13.2% (-0.3%), FRP 11.7% (+0.1%), Red 5.4 (+0.7%), V 4.3% (-0.3%), MDG 4.2% (+0.3%), KRF 3.2% (-0.6%), Others 2.9% (-0.7%)

A total of 978 people took part in the survey. The margin of error is between 1.4 and 2.8%.

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

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