Stephen Brown, Politico, May 23, 2018
Support for the far-right Sweden Democrats is at a record high ahead of September’s election, putting them hot on the heels of the ruling Social Democrats and main opposition Moderates, according to a new poll.
The anti-immigrant party scored 20 percent in the Ipsos poll in Dagens Nyheter, just four points behind the Social Democrats and two points behind the center-right Moderates.
The Sweden Democrats, led by Jimmie Åkesson, appear to be on track for their strongest result so far in the vote on September 9. After entering the Riksdag (parliament) in 2010, they scored 13 percent in 2014’s election.