Solberg tops NRK’s prime minister’s survey

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

A recent prime minister’s survey shows that people would rather allow Erna Solberg of Høyre (H) to continue at work than to replace her with Arbeiderpartiet (AP) leader, Jonas Gahr Støre.


NRK presented the survey on Saturday night,and it shows that 52.9% think Solberg is best suited to being prime minister. 30.6% think Støre would be best at the job of leading the country’s government.Theere were no other candidates to choose from, but respondents could answer “do not know” to the question: “Who do you think is best suited to being prime minister in Norway?”

Not surprisingly, the sitting prime minister is the favourite among the Right voters. For 96% of them, it was “no one over, no one besides”.

Even among those who vote for the Kristelig Folkeparti (KrF), there was little doubt about who they want to see in the Prime Minister’s office.65% said that Solberg is best suited,while only 18% responded with Støre.

“I hope these numbers make the choice easy for KrF. I hope they see that their voters look first and foremost at bourgeois cooperation,”commented Solberg.

Even a sixth of the AP voters, 17%, preferred to have the leader of Høyre as government chief.73% preferred Støre. Even the Ap-leader himself said that he has great respect for Solberg as a politician.

“But when people choose, they will choose parties.So I hope we are on our way, and that also applies to my personal numbers,” said the Ap-leader to NRK news.


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