Conservatives dip as Norway’s Centre gains again

Norway’s ruling Conservative Party (Hoyre) has turned in its worst opinion poll performance of the year in today’s survey by InFact for the VG tabloid newspaper. This is the 33rd national poll so far in this parliamentary election year – and the first time that Hoyre has slipped below 20 per cent of voting intentions. It should be pointed out that InFact has consistently shown lower scores for Hoyre than all other pollsters, but nonetheless today’s numbers represent a fall of 1.5 points on the comparable March survey.

 

 

The main opposition Labour Party (AP) is down even more significantly: a loss of 3.9 points takes it to 31.7 per cent. This is the latest in a series of falling scores for a party that was averaging just over 35 per cent in January.

As with other recent polls, it is the Centre Party (SP) that is the big gainer: up 2.5 points to 13.5 per cent, their best total with InFact this year. All other parties achieve ratings fairly close to their polling averages. Notably that includes junior coalition partner Venstre who suffer another poor result.

 

INFACT
Storting voting intentions, per cent
(change on 10 March in brackets)

Labour Party (AP) 31.7 (-3.9)
Conservatives (Hoyre) * 19.3 (-1.5)
Progress Party (FRP) * 12.9 (+1.8)
Centre Party (SP) 13.5 (+2.5)
Christian People’s Party (KRF) * 6.0 (+1.1)
Liberals (Venstre) 3.7 (-1.4) *
Socialist Left Party (SV) 4.9 (+0.6)
Greens (MDG) 3.0 (-0.1)
Red Party (Rodt) 2.5 (+0.7)
Others 2.4 (+0.1)

Fieldwork: 06.04-10.04.2017. Published: 13.04.2017. Participants: 2052. Method: Telephone poll, weighted for past voting. Report in VG here.

 

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