Labour rushes forwards

Foto: Berit Almendingen (TV 2 Nettavisen)

The Labour Party wins the most and the Progress Party drops the most in a new Norwegian survey. "We are very pleased", said Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg.

Asked what they would vote if there was to be an election today, 28.7 percent of the respondents said they would vote Labour. This is a 2.6 percent progress since the last survey in June.

The Labour's popularity was increasing on a local election survey in June as well.

"Very pleased"

The statistics were presented to Jens Stoltenberg before their election campaign started in Bergen on Tuesday.

"The result is a welcome inspiration. I think the voters see that Labour wants to work for a better school with more teaching, care for the elderly and work for everyone", Stoltenberg said before attacking The Conservatives and the Progress Party:

"I think people react when the right wing wants to privatise even the most basic values and when the Conservatives want to keep monetary gifts a secret. Still, we need to bear in mind that there are a number of different surveys at the moment".

Whilst Labour increases, the Progress Party is loosing support in the survey conducted by Research International. The Progress Party drops 2.7 percent to 14.8 percent. Still, deputy leader Siv Jensen is not worried:

"Surveys go in all directions just before elections. The Progress Party is on form and it is the election that counts", she said.

If there was to be an election today, 20.5 percent said they would vote Progress Party, this is down 3.6 percent since June.

Both the Christian Democrats (7.6 percent) and the Conservatives (20.0 percent) get the same support they did in June.

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