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Budget gnaws voter opinion. Norway’s Rightist bi-partite coalition government is less popular after presenting its 2015 draft national budget. Leftists pip Conservatives and Progress to the political popularity post. The Conservatives (H) sustain a 2.6 per cent opinion poll decline in October’s fresh poll in comparison to last month. This means they now stand at 25.9 per cent (an overview of the results compared with those of the 2013 General Election can be found at the bottom of this article).

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Budget gnaws voter opinion

Published on Monday, 27th October, 2014 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norway’s Rightist bi-partite coalition government is less popular after presenting its 2015 draft national budget. Leftists pip Conservatives and Progress to the political popularity post.

Lion sculpture outside parliament
Voters are less than delighted by the recent budget.Lion sculpture outside parliament
Photo: John Erling Blad/Wikimedia Commons


The Conservatives (H) sustain a 2.6 per cent opinion poll decline in October’s fresh poll in comparison to last month.

This means they now stand at 25.9 per cent (an overview of the results compared with those of the 2013 General Election can be found at the bottom of this article).

Progress (FrP), whose leader and Minister of Finance and leader Siv Jensen laid forth the tax and support-cutting fiscal proposal earlier this month, declines by 0.8 per cent – to 12.2 per cent.

Research company Ipsos MMI’s poll, carried out on behalf of Dagbladet, also shows declining inclination towards government partners the Liberals (V) and Christian Democrats (KrF) of 1 and 0.4 per cent, respectively.

Respective voter popularity for them for October now stands at 5.4 and 4.5 per cent.

For the Opposition, it is Labour (Ap) that shows the biggest increase in voter popularity for October – 3.4 per cent. This puts them at 37.4 per cent.

The Centre Party’s (Sp), figure is 5.6 per cent, a rise of 0.9 per cent in comparison to September.

October popularity for the Socialist Left (SV) shows a decline of 0.7 per cent, however, bringing the Party’s result in at 3.3 per cent.

The results for environmentalists Miljøpartiet De Grønne (MDG) shows a 1.2 per cent voter popularity rise on last month, now putting the Party at 3.8 per cent.

Ipsos MMI polled 938 eligible voters between 20th and 23rd October.

They were asked “do you think that the National Budget the government has recently presented is leading Norway in the right direction”.

46 per cent answered they thought it is, 22 per cent that it is not.

October 2014 results in comparison with 2013’s general election (from Right to Left):

  • Progress: 16.4 per cent – 22 mandates (down 7).
  • Conservatives: 26.8 per cent – 46 mandates (down 2).
  • Christian Democrats: 5.6 per cent – 8 mandates (down 2).
  • Liberals: 5.2 percent – 9 mandates (down 5).
  • MDG: 2.6 per cent – 2 mandates (up 1).
  • Centre: 5.5 per cent – 10 mandates (down 1).
  • Labour: 30.9 per cent – 70 mandates (up 15).
  • Socialist Left: 4.1 per cent – 1 mandate (down 6).

Out of a total of 169 seats, Progress, the Conservatives, the Christian Democrats, and the Liberals have 85 MPs. MDG has 2 MPs.

Centre, Labour, and the Socialist Left have 82 MPs.



Published on Monday, 27th October, 2014 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: parliament, politics, government, norway.





  
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