The conservative National Coalition Party (NCP) retained the top spot in April with 22.6 percent of support in the latest opinion poll commissioned by Yle and carried out by pollster Taloustutkimus. Support for the NCP stands at the exactly the same level as in March and is 2.2 percentage points higher than its rating at last year’s general election.
Support for the SDP is on the rise after a historically low showing earlier this year. Its support rating now stands at 19.1 percent compared to 16.1 percent in February.
The Social Democrats are clearly the second largest party in terms of public support as support for the Centre remains at a low 16.4 percent.
Biggest losers in the latest opinion poll are the Finns Party whose support now stands at 14.1 percent. This compares to 15.8 percent last month and is a long way off from last year’s peak figures, which topped 23 percent at one point.
Support is also down for the Green League with a rating in April of 10.4 percent compared to 11 percent a month ago. Fortunes have slightly improved for the Left Alliance with a showing of 8.9 percent, compared to 8.1 percent a month ago.
Both the Swedish Peoples’ Party and the Christian Democrats retain a support rating of under four percent. Support for the SPP stood at 3.7 percent, a drop of 0.2 percent over the previous month while that the Christian Democrats stood at 3.2 percent, half a percentage less than in March.
Some 2,892 people were interviewed for the poll carried out in April. Of those questioned, 1,877 revealed their party support. The margin of error was 1.6 percentage points.
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