Yes, it’s the Good News Bear again:
Here’s the Pew study he mentions.
And here’s a snip from that September 12th post, with my emphasis:
Sunday’s general election in Sweden extended two trends that are now prominent across Western Europe: the rise of right-wing populist parties and the decline of center-left parties.
The far-right Sweden Democrats entered parliament for the first time in 2010, winning 6% of the vote. On Sunday, they finished in third place with 18% of the vote. And while the center-left Social Democrats finished ahead of the Sweden Democrats, they registered their worst electoral performance in more than 100 years.
Sweden’s Social Democratic Party is not an anomaly. In legislative elections held over the past two years, the French Socialist Party, German Social Democratic Party and Dutch Labor Party – three other major left-of-center parties – recorded their worst-ever results in the postwar era. Once-strong center-left parties in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Spain are also near historic lows in terms of their most recent legislative election results.
Did you ever think you’d see this volte-face in your lifetime? If you did, it means you ignored what the media has been saying…repeating and repeating ad nauseam.
That Pew link has a graph worth seeing. Click on it and scroll down a bit.