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The latest Megafon poll puts Helle Thorning-Schmidt (SocDem) and Villy Søvndal (SocPpl) firmly in the lead. Archive.
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The latest Megafon poll puts Helle Thorning-Schmidt (SocDem) and Villy Søvndal (SocPpl) firmly in the lead. Archive.

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POLL: Reds storm ahead of blues

The opposition is storming ahead of the government.

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The opposition has increased its lead on the government in the latest Megafon poll for Politiken and TV2, suggesting that if an election were held today the red alliance parties would garner 53.2 percent of the vote compared to the government’s 46.8 percent.

The Social Democrats, Socialist People’s Party, the Social Liberals and the Red-Greens all move ahead in the poll, with the Social Liberals netting their best opinion poll result since the 2007 election.

“The Danes are tired of a government that hops from scandal to scandal. The government’s will and ability to provide decent public office is being questioned,” says Social Democratic Group Deputy Chairman Morten Bødskov.

The Social Liberals say their advances are the result of the biggest ever campaign they have undertaken outside an election. “This has strengthened our core issues, among others in economic policy,” says Deputy Chairman Morten Østergaard, adding that every week economists are distancing themselves from the government’s economic policy.

On the blue side of the political spectrum, the Danish People’s Party loses ground considerably in the latest poll after having jumped forward in the last poll. At 13.4 percent its support is marginally lower than its election result at 13.8 percent.

The Liberal Party more or less holds its position in relation to the previous poll, but at 21.9 percent is well under its election result. The Conservatives see a one percentage point improvement at 7.3 percent but still well below their 10.4 percent at the election.

“We have to get higher e also know that when you’ve been down, as we have, it requires a lot of work to get up again,” says Conservative Spokeswoman Henriette Kjær adding. “It’s deeply unjust that they are so strong on the thin cup of tea that is their politics. It’s a cheap background upon which to get so many votes”.

Liberal Party Political Spokesman Peter Christensen says that a run of bad issues are to blame.

“There has been a run of bad issues which have moved focus away from politics,” he says.

Edited by Julian Isherwood

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