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PM strolls through polls. Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg looks as though he will be re-elected as Prime Minister next year, a new survey shows. The PM’s current voter popularity stands at 51.1 percent, a 3.3 percent increase on December’s figures. “Support for the Prime Minister is actually much higher than overall backing for the government he heads,” says election researcher at NTNU, Anders Todal Jenssen to NRK.

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PM strolls through polls

Published on Thursday, 12th January, 2012 at 13:40 under the news category, by John Price   .

Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg looks as though he will be re-elected as Prime Minister next year, a new survey shows.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg has reasons to smile at today's election predictions.Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Prime Minister's Office/Flickr


The PM’s current voter popularity stands at 51.1 percent, a 3.3 percent increase on December’s figures.

“Support for the Prime Minister is actually much higher than overall backing for the government he heads,” says election researcher at NTNU, Anders Todal Jenssen to NRK.

As a Party, Labour is rated 34.9 percent, up 2.8 percent. Approximately 10,000 people recently became new (Labour) Party card-carrying members.

However, it is back to school for tripartite coalition member the Socialist Left (SV) and current leader Kristin Halvorsen, who is also the Minister of Education. 

Aftenposten reports the Party is under the limit for minimum percentage votes required for representation. This means the minister would be the only person to sit in Parliament if there was a general election today. The Centre Party (Sp) has sunk 1.3 percent from its 6.2 percent local election result, according to NRK.

For the Opposition, Conservative Erna Solberg (H) has been rated at 33.7 percent, with her Party polled at 28.1 percent. Siv Jensen, leader of Progress Party (FrP) scores 6.7 percent and the Party 15.8 percent. The Christian Democrats (KrF) and Liberals (V) come in with 6.1 and 3.7 percent, respectively. 

Generally speaking 8.5 percent of voters are unsure who they would like as Prime Minister for the next four-year term from 2013.

721 people took part in the poll, and were interviewed between 3rd and 9th January.



Published on Thursday, 12th January, 2012 at 13:40 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: jensstoltenberg, norwayprimeminister, voterpollpopularity.





  
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