Juha Sipilä, the chairperson of the Centre. The Centre Party continues to enjoy a firm advantage over the National Coalition Party, according to Iltalehti.

The tabloid daily reported on Monday that 26.6 per cent of respondents to its poll expressed their support for the opposition party and 17.7 per cent for the National Coalition. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Party and the Finns Party are practically neck and neck in the race for third place, with their respective support ratings of 15.8 and 15.7 per cent.

The upward trend for the Centre and the downward trend for the National Coalition have both continued throughout this autumn. The Social Democratic Party, in turn, has seen its approval rating improve moderately in recent months.

The results of the poll are in line with a report published by YLE last week. The national broadcasting company reported on Thursday that 26.7 per cent of voters who have already made up their mind would vote for the Centre and 17.3 per cent the National Coalition.

Minna Nalbantoglu – HS
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Benjamin Suomela / HS