The Independence Party is polling high enough to match their previous record in the spring of 2008, while other parties either lose some support or remain unchanged.
According to a poll conducted by Capacent, support for the conservatives in July was at 35%, up two points from June. The Independence Party hasn’t polled this high since April 2008. Meanwhile, the Leftist-Greens move in the opposite direction, dropping by two points to 19%.
Other parties remain relatively unchanged. The Social Democrats come in at 24%, the Progressives at 12%, and The Movement at 4%. All others polled said they would vote for other parties, among them The Civic Movement (2%) and The Best Party (2%).
Support for the Social Democrat/Leftist-Green ruling coalition has gone down for the third month in a row, and now ranks at 38%, the lowest support they’ve had since forming an emergency coalition in February 2009.
More women than men support the government (42% to 34% respectively), and Capacent also noticed that support for the government increased with the level of education the person polled received.