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HS Poll: NCP remains Finland's most popular party

The opposition NCP increased its lead over the country's second most popular party, Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Helsingin Sanomat's latest voter poll.

Petteri Orpo is the chair of the National Coalition Party, the most popular party in Finland according to a HS poll. Image: Silja Viitala / Yle

The centre-right opposition party, the National Coalition Party (NCP), has maintained its position as the most popular party in Finland, according to the latest poll of voter opinion carried out by Finland's largest circulation daily Helsingin Sanomat.

The poll, released on Wednesday, showed support for the NCP at 24.1 percent, the same as in the previous poll.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin's party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), came second in the latest poll, but saw their support fall by just under one percentage point to 18.7 percent, while voter backing for the Finns Party rose by just over one percentage point to 15.4 percent.

The fourth most popular party on the poll was the Centre party, garnering 12.7 percent support. Among the remainder of the larger parties, the Greens tallied 9.1 percent and the Left Alliance had 7.6 percent.

The Swedish People's Party support came in at 4.4 percent, while the Christian Democrats had 3.6 percent and Movement Now had 2.4 percent.

More than 2,400 people were interviewed for the study, which was conducted by Kantar TNS. The margin of error in the study is about 2.1 percentage points for the largest parties in the survey.

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