Swedish polls indicate around 49 percent support for opposition
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of the Moderate Party poses in the studio during a break at his hearing in the Swedish broadcasting company SVT in Stockholm (TT News Agency Reuters,, REUTERS / August 28, 2014)
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's center-left opposition parties' lead over the governing coalition has decreased in one poll and increased in another ahead of Sept. 14 general election.
The Social Democrat, Green and Left parties would get around 49 percent of votes if an election were held now, two opinion polls showed on Thursday.
The Ipsos poll, published by daily paper Dagens Nyheter, indicated support for the opposition down 1.6 percentage points from the previous Ipsos survey earlier in August, while support for the center-right government coalition was up 2.1 percentage points.
The Novus poll, published by television channel TV4, indicated support for the opposition up 0.5 percentage points from the previous Novus poll, while support for the government parties was down 0.1 percentage point.
Support for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's minority government, made up of the Moderates, Centre, Christian Democrat and Liberal parties, stood at 37.7 percent in Thursday's Ipsos poll of 1,508 voters.
The government had support from 38.4 percent in Novus' poll of 2,001 voters.
The following is a table of opinion poll results:
Bloc standings: Red-Green opposition Government parties
Novus 28/8/14 49.5 38.4
Ipsos 28/8/14 48.8 37.7
Ekot/Novus 24/8/14 48.8 37.6
Sifo 22/8/14 48.7 38.0
Ipsos 20/8/14 50.4 35.6
Sifo 16/8/14 49.3 38.5
Sifo 9/8/14 48.7 38.9
Novus 7/8/14 49.0 38.5
Ekot/Novus 30/6/14 49.7 36.9
Ipsos 28/6/14 49.8 35.6
Novus 28/6/14 50.1 38.0