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Finns Party’s Jussi Halla-aho and Laura Huhtasaari reacted to the results of advance voting in the presidential elections on 28 January, 2018. Huhtasaari’s presidential campaign seems to have boosted support for the opposition party, writes YLE.
Finns Party’s Jussi Halla-aho and Laura Huhtasaari reacted to the results of advance voting in the presidential elections on 28 January, 2018. Huhtasaari’s presidential campaign seems to have boosted support for the opposition party, writes YLE.

 

The Centre Party has fallen further behind both the National Coalition and Social Democrats.

YLE on Thursday reported that over a fifth (20.8%) of voters are currently planning on voting for the National Coalition, a share that represents an increase of one percentage point from the previous poll. The Social Democrats registered a comparable up-tick – of 0.9 percentage points – in support and would win 18.7 per cent of the vote.

The Centre, on the other hand, recorded a drop of 0.4 percentage points in support to 17.4 per cent.

The public broadcasting company estimates that public opposition to the activation model has driven up support for the Social Democrats, whereas the presidential campaigns have likely done the same for the National Coalition and the Finns Party, which also recorded an increase of one percentage point in support to 9.6 per cent.

The Blue Reform, a party established by 19 ex-members of the Finns Party in June, contrastively saw its popularity drop by 0.7 percentage points to 1.6 per cent.

The poll was conducted between 28 December and 6 February by Taloustutkimus.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Martti Kainulainen – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi

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