According to a survey commissioned and published by the Helsingin Sanomat today, the support ratings for the Finns Party continue to decline. If an election were held now the party would get 15.6 per cent of the total vote, compared to 16.5 in February. The drop in the party’s support from the post-election peak a year ago is more than seven per cent.

Political scientist Ville Pitkänen of the University of Turku told the paper that one reason for the party’s declining support is their failure to make any significant contributions to political debate.

The same survey, which was carried out by TNS Gallup, placed the party fourth among the country’s largest parties in terms of support. The largest party is still the National Coalition Party, followed by the Social Democrats and the Centre Party.

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