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Stoltenberg’s popularity plummets. Acknowledges that political conflict the likely cause. December is just two days old, with Jens Stoltenberg and the Labour Party (Ap) floundering like a stricken oil tanker in a sea of voter disgruntlement. Historic low Recent political divisions and arguments between the three governmental parties – Sp, SV, and Ap – have taken their toll on the Labour Party. According to results of an opinion poll conducted on behalf of TV2, Ap has lost six percent since the beginning of November, making it one of the worst results ever in Labour’s history.

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Stoltenberg’s popularity plummets

Published on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2009 at 05:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Acknowledges that political conflict the likely cause.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Arbeiderpartiet (Ap)/Flickr


December is just two days old, with Jens Stoltenberg and the Labour Party (Ap) floundering like a stricken oil tanker in a sea of voter disgruntlement.

Historic low

Recent political divisions and arguments between the three governmental parties – Sp, SV, and Ap – have taken their toll on the Labour Party. According to results of an opinion poll conducted on behalf of TV2, Ap has lost six percent since the beginning of November, making it one of the worst results ever in Labour’s history.

Voters are turning their backs on the Party. But whilst the Prime Minister accepts no criticism of his recent behaviour regarding the biodiesel matter, he acknowledges that the inter-party row is to blame for the appalling figures.

“The government has handled the issue in a completely normal fashion...but we’ve obviously lost (terrain) as a result of quite a bit of uncertainty after it was presented,” he tells TV2.

Labour’s unpopularity probably comes as no surprise to Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party (FrP), who said last week that she believed Ap’s days were numbered.

Both ways

Figures from the poll confirm that Labour’s voters are turning to both the Right and the Left. The Socialist Left Party (SV) has gained 2.1 percent, with the Conservative Party waltzing away with 4 percent. Siv Jensen’s party has also closed the gap on Ap slightly.

Here are the revised results for the left-right political spectrum of how the percentages look now:

PARTY

PERCENTAGE

CHANGE

Rødt (R)

1.3

-0.2

Socialist Left (SV)

8.2

+2.1

Labour (Ap)

28.6

-6

Centre Party (Sp)

5.7

+0.1

Liberal (V)

3.6

-0.8

Christian Democrats (KrF)

4.7

-0.6

Conservative (H)

22.8

+4

Progress (FrP)

23.1

+0.4

Others

2

+1




Published on Wednesday, 2nd December, 2009 at 05:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, labour, party, ap, popularity, sinks, opinion, polls, biodiesel, norwegian, prime, minister, norway.





  
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