Some 23.6 percent of those polled said they favoured the Centre Party, with 18.7 percent plumping for the National Coalition. The Finns Party took 17.8 percent support while the SDP continued to struggle, with just 15.5 percent backing.
The Greens led Finland’s smaller parties with 8.1 percent support, the Left Alliance had the trust of 7.5 percent of those questioned, the Swedish People’s Party had 3.8 percent backing and the Christian Democrats were at 3.7 percent.
The pollster Taloustutkimus interviewed 3,423 people, of whom 61.6 percent gave their party allegiance. That was down from 65 percent in December. Interviews took place between 30 December and 28 January, and the margin of error was 1.6 percentage points.
"Centre Party support has stabilised at quite a high level, and that could be a sign that they are close to the peak," said Taloustutkimus director of research Jari Pajunen.
The party has a lead of nearly five percentage points over the NCP in second spot, while the Finns Party’s popularity among workers continues to dent SDP numbers.
"They are definitely competing for the same voters," said Pajunen.