Sweden could be on the verge of a major political shift, thanks to a raging immigration debate. Support for Sweden’s socially conservative Sweden Democrats has reached a 2.5 year record high just two-and-a-half months before the general election.
By – Dale Hurd
A YouGov poll shows the party up by six points with 29 percent support. The Social Democrats are second at 22 percent. That’s a big deal because the ultra-liberal Social Democrats have dominated Swedish politics for a century.
Swedish political analyst Tino Sanandagi writes that Sweden could be about to have its “Trump moment,” saying the polls “predict that this will be a watershed election for Swedes, perhaps the first since 1917 where the Social Democratic Party does not finish first.”
Sweden, YouGov poll:
SD-EFDD: 29% (+6)
S-S&D: 22% (-1)
M-EPP: 17% (-1)
C-ALDE: 7% (-3)
Fi-S&D: 1% (-1)
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