The support of the Labor Party increases by 5.7 percent points to 36.6 percent in newspaper Vårt Land’s party barometer for May. At the same time the support of Right drops by 5.2 percentage points to 20.9 percent.
– I think we see a pattern where the rising unemployment makes people uneasy. The government response is inadequate, and this has an effect on which party people choose to support, Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre says in a comment to the poll Norstat have done for Vårt land.
FRP falls 1.4 percentage points to 15.9 percent, while SV is well above the vote threshold( the point where a party is guaranteed a certain number of representatives in parliament) at 5.7 percent, up 1.2 percentage points from April.
– The support for Labor increases by a large and statistically significant amount, election researcher and professor Anders Todal Jenssen at NTNU in Trondheim said.
He gives largely support Støre analysis.
– I think it may have to do with the economic situation as Norway is, and the increase in unemployment , he said.
If were to vote similar to these poll results, the former coalition parties Ap, SV and the Centre Party would get a solid majority in parliament with 87 seats. If they also get the support of the MDG and the Christian Democrats they will get the support of an additional ten mandates.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today