Posted on October 13, 2011

Swiss People’s Party Extends Lead as Elections Near, Poll Shows

Leigh Baldwin, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 12, 2011

The Swiss People’s Party is likely to gain the most votes in this month’s general elections, followed by the Social Democrats, the Gfs.Bern polling institute reported, citing a survey.

The People’s Party may win 29.3 percent of the vote, while the Social Democrats would get 19.9 percent, the Bern-based institute said in an e-mailed statement today, citing a telephone survey among 2,007 participants conducted Oct. 1 to Oct. 8. {snip}


The SVP gained 1.3 percentage points since the institute’s last survey published Sept. 9. Swiss voters will cast their ballots on Oct. 23.