Three opinion polls show the Swedish too close to call, although two of the three show a narrow lead for the right-wing coalition.
The Demoskop poll published in Expressen, shows gives the right a decisive lead with the Social Democrats and allies on 44.8 percent compared to 50.2 percent for the right. However, the Sifo poll puts the Left on 48.7 percent compared to 47.2 for the right. A third Temo poll puts the right on 49.2 percent with the left on 46.9 percent.
The polls also disagreed on the trend of voting intentions, with Sifo showing the left vote up, but the other two showing it downward.
This does, however, show the right’s vote fairly stable following the computer hacking and spying scandal that engulfed the Liberal Party just over a week ago.
Peter Gustavsson also writes in his blog that a UK-based Christian sect, the Plymouth Brethren, have been pumping huge amounts of money into the right-wing alliance’s election campaign. The reasons for the puritan sect’s interest in Scandinavian politics are unclear at this stage.