The Sweden Democrats Pull Into Second Place

%   Abbrev   Party name
6.4   V   Left party (Vänsterpartiet)
24.1   S   Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterna)
6.4   MP   Environment party (Miljöpartiet)
23.3   SD   Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna)
6.7   C   Center party (Centern)
4.4   FP   The Peoples Party (Folkpartiet)
3.1   KD   Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna)
20.8   M   Moderaterna (Moderaterna)

According to the latest poll, the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna) have moved into second place, pushing past Moderaterna, who until the last election were the governing party in Sweden.

This despite the fact the Sweden Democrats are universally vilified and demonized by the media and the other parties in Sweden. The post office refuses to deliver their mailings. Party members are beaten up by antifas, and their houses are firebombed. To be discovered as a sympathizer of the Sweden Democrats is to risk losing one’s job.

The latest poll was conducted by a Norwegian outfit, because Swedish polling firms refuse to ask respondents their opinion about Sverigedemokraterna.

The following account was translated from Swedish sources by Ted Ekeroth:

In the latest poll from the Norwegian polling institute Sentio, the Sweden Democrats receive a record of 23.3%, thus earning their place as the second-largest party for the first time. Moderaterna, the center-right party that up until the last election was the governing party, lost its position as the second-largest party for the first time in many decades. The biggest and current government party, the Social Democrats, received 24.1% — a mere 0.8% difference.

“This is big smack in the face for the Establishment — the old parties and the mainstream media. It doesn’t, however, come as a big surprise to many who follow Swedish politics, as the increase in popularity for the Sweden Democrats has gone up steadily over the years, with a burst since 2010,” comments Ted Ekeroth (SD).

An interesting note is that the SD percentage of the vote has increased between 50% to 100% for each election since the party was founded in 1988 — the difference in number of votes between the 2010 election and the 2014 election is a whopping 235%.

“My guess is that we will be the biggest party in the next election, planned for September 2018, but which might come earlier due to the situation in the parliament, where we have a extremely weak and unprofessional minority government, run by the Social Democrats with support from the Environment Party and the Left party [former communist party].

“The completely absurd policies that Sweden has held regarding immigration the past 35 years have been hidden and denied by the Establishment, but the ever-increasing number of non-Europeans coming to Sweden has taken its toll, and people are slowly starting to have the courage to stand up and say it. The social stigma about voicing concern over the immigration policies or, God forbid, to say that you vote for SD, has been and still is very powerful. People have been coerced and threatened to keep their mouths shut, or they risk being fired from their jobs, kicked out of their unions and have friends and family cut ties with them altogether.”

Here are some graphs regarding SD, the polls and election results. The different colored lines are different opinion poll institutes:

This is the linear trend for SD. Red dot = election results, September 2014:

More graphs and polling data are available at

6 thoughts on “The Sweden Democrats Pull Into Second Place

  1. Even a blog by an American ex-pat living in Sweden while working (he has closed shop since being moved back) bought the govt line about the Sweden Democrats, even as he exposed the government’s corrupted ideology and programs.

  2. A word of caution: polls are nice, but there is only one poll that matters. That poll is called ‘election’. In Sweden, just as in The Netherlands, the government can do what it wants without too much thought about how many seats they lost or gained in the polls.

    The PVV is a good example. They are consistent on the number 1 to 3 spots in the polls, they probably will be (a) victor in an election. But at this moment – just as in Sweden – not much chance for them to govern.

    • Still, it’s very encouraging to see this mushrooming support for alternative nationalist parties across Europe. It bodes well for the future as the political landscape begins to dramatically shift.

      • I agree. And none has climbed a higher mountain than SD. When the party first entered Parliament, despite an overt media campaign to bring them down, an Aftonbladet columnist wailed on Twitter, ‘I want to kill someone.’ Aakesson was portrayed in one of the papers as a cockroach with a caption saying he needed to be gassed. (Get the subtle historical reference?) The Swedish downmarket print media are Swede-hating racist filth, almost to a (wo)man, and this is a moment to savour.

  3. I would like to add however that unless an OUTRIGHT majority can be achieved then anything less than will simply be ignored…..Look at the opposition pact for evidence this is the case.

    Even then I have a feeling the powers that be will simply cook the psephological books….

    It still won’t work of course with an eventual explosion of pent-up rage.

    All predictable..All preventable…All fascinating in truth…

  4. I do not think an election will change things so the night pair a day. I, from what I see, I see a good outlook for Sweden because it was mounted a true socialist hegemony in this country, people mostly youth, are against any kind of anti-immigration measure, they were taught that this silly diversity it is important to not become a kind of racist, and that they should integrate foreigners into their culture. It is not a matter of bad policy choices, it is a matter of a hegemony that permeates from academic institutions, to the media. It is very easy when we say that a party can change the course of things, but the situation in Sweden has been going on for years, it will not be a party that will put the country back on track, but a joint effort of civil society, and a committed patriotic youth.

    I also fear that this party on the rise, will not make much difference when receiving pressure, and we must also see the degree of commitment of this party, he can not just come to power with a prerogative that is not openly supported by society, this can make sooner or later they end up yielding to pressure, and leave everything as it is. I have the same opinion on Norway, for example: they have a party that says conservative there, but the political landscape today is so polarized, that if a “conservative” came to power, he can do the same things the Liberal Party that preceded it. Also, there is a risk of a Progressive Party came to power and reverse any action taken by the previous Conservative government. The problem is not a party, the problem is in society, culture, this is where lies the problem.

    (Please delete the first comment I sent. Thank you!)

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