The Social Democrats and National Coalition have widened their advantage over the Centre, indicates an opinion poll commissioned by YLE.
The public broadcasting company reported today that popular support increased for both the Social Democrats and the National Coalition in June, by 0.3 percentage points to 20.3 per cent and 0.4 percentage points to 19.7 per cent, respectively.
Both the Centre and Green League contrastively saw their popularity wane – the former by 1.0 percentage point to 16.6 per cent and the latter by 0.5 percentage points to 13.9 per cent.
The biggest gain in the poll was made by the Finns Party. Popular support for the opposition party surged by two percentage points to 10.3 per cent as it re-established itself as the fifth most supported political party in Finland. The Left Alliance, by contrast, saw its projected vote share drop from 8.9 to 8.6 per cent.
The future seems particularly bleak for the Blue Reform, a splinter group by ex-Finns Party MPs in June 2017. The newly registered political party recorded a 0.6 percentage point drop in popularity to 1.1 per cent, according to YLE.
A total of 2,440 people responded to the poll conducted by Taloustutkimus between 6 June and 3 July.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Antti Aimo-Koivisto – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi