HS Poll: Finns Party on the rise

Combined support for the five parties in the government coalition is more than 55% in this survey.

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A new poll from Helsingin Sanomat shows the right wing populist Finns Party increasing their appeal to potential voters.

In April’s election the Finns Party came in second place behind the Social Democrats but the latest survey shows them with 20.7% support – that’s up 1.5% since June.

The National Coalition Party is in second place with 16.7%, while the Social Democrats are third with 16.5%.

The Greens are on 14% while the Centre Party slips to fifth place with 12.2% support in the new survey.

Overall, support for the five parties in the government coalition stands at 55.3%.

The poll was carried out by TNS Kantar and asked 2248 people with a margin of error of 2.1% for the largest parties.