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Yle poll: Finns Party stretches lead

Yle’s poll suggests that one in five voters in Finland would vote for the Finns Party.

Party support 10/2019 -graphic
Image: Joonas Haverinen / Yle

The Finns Party stretched its lead in the October edition of Yle’s monthly tracking poll, with just over 20 percent of voters saying they’d back the party.

The party came within 8,000 votes of being the biggest party in parliament after April’s election. If they had done so they would have had the right to try and form a government.

Soon after the election polling figures turned and the party overtook the SDP.

Prime Minister Antti Rinne’s SDP, meanwhile, recorded its lowest result since the summer of 2017, coming third behind the National Coalition (NCP).

The 15.6 percent support recorded this month isn’t as low as that polled in 2015, when the Social Democrats dipped below 15 percent.

The Centre Party seems to have recorded a slight boost in support after the election of Katri Kulmuni as chair, with polling figures up 1.2 percentage points on last month.

All changes in polling were within the margin of error.

Taloustutkimus performed the research for Yle, interviewing some 2,446 people between 9 September and 1 October. The margin of error is 2.0 percentage points.

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