Baku-APA. The Swedish center-left opposition's lead over the governing coalition has narrowed to 5.0 percentage points ahead of Sept. 14 elections, an opinion poll showed on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
The Novus poll for broadcaster TV4 showed the three opposition parties - the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties - getting 46.3 percent of votes, down from 48.0 percent in the latest corresponding poll published last week.
Recent opinion polls have consistently shown the center-left ahead of the governing Alliance bloc with the gap ranging from 4.5 to 11.6 percent.
Support for the center-right governing coalition, made up of the Moderates, Center, Christian Democrat and Liberal parties, stood at 41.3 percent, up from 38.1 percent in the previous poll.
The poll, based on interviews with 1,859 participants carried out between Sept. 3 and Sept. 7, showed support for the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, which is shunned by both the center-left and center-right blocs, at 9.5 percent, the broadcaster said.
Parties need a minimum of 4 percent of votes to get seats in parliament