Survey: One in three Norwegians have changed political party

Trygve Slagsvold VedumAccording to the survey, The Center Party (SP) has gained the most voters from other parties. Pictured is SP leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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At least every third Norwegian votes differently in this year’s parliamentary elections than they did four years ago. The Socialist Left Party (SV) and the Conservatives (H) stand out.

This is demonstrated in a survey conducted by Norstat for ABC News.

To the question “Do you want to vote – or have you voted – for a different party in this election than you did in the previous parliamentary election?” 31% answered yes, 42% no, and 13% maybe.

A representative sample of 1,017 Norwegians participated in the survey. 10% stated that they did not vote in the previous election, while 4% said that they will not vote in this year’s election.

The Center Party has gained the most voters

According to the survey, the Center Party (SP) has gained the most voters from other parties. More than one in two SP voters, 55%, voted for a different party in 2017.

The Conservatives (H), on the other hand, have only drawn 13% of their voters from other parties. Although 70% of people who voted Conservative in 2017 said they will vote for the party again this year, the leakage to other parties is still greater than the number of new voters the Conservatives have managed to attract.

According to the polls, the party is heading for a fall of around 5% points compared with the 2017 result, when the Conservatives got 25%.

For the Socialist Left Party (SV), the numbers look like this: 50% of those who voted SV in the last election, will do it again. But at the same time, support has increased by around 4% – from 6 to around 10%.

This means that SV has managed to keep many voters, while at the same time bringing new ones from other parties.

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

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