fredag, oktober 27, 2006

Left opposition ahead in first poll

Not much more than one month after the election, the new right-wing government of Sweden is below the opposition in a poll.

In the first Synovate Temo poll after the election, the Social Democrats increase their support by 2 per cent. The balance between the government and the opposition, that was 48-46 in the election, has now shifted to the opposite.

According to the Dagens Nyheter article, this is not mainly due to the scandals that faced the new government. Instead, voters have turned against the conservative government because of the ongoing debate on big cutbacks in the unemployment insurance. The proposals on increasing the fees dramatically while making the unemployment insurance compulsory and reducing the level of the benefits has been hardly critizised from both blue collar and white collar unions.

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