Labour support surges after attacks

The Norwegian Labour Party has received record levels of support in opinion polls taken during the week after the terrorist attacks on Oslo and Utøya island, which confessed defendant Anders Behring Breivik has confirmed were targeted against the party. Meanwhile, as the mourning for the dead continues, Norway’s politicians are seeking agreement on how to […]

Holiday priority is friends and family

A survey by newspaper Aftenposten has revealed that Norwegians see “being together with family and friends” as the most important aspect of their summer holidays. 47 percent of those asked responded that “being together with family and friends” was their priority over the coming months, whereas 18 percent named “relaxing” as the focus of their […]

Progress Party falls to new low

Norway’s conservative Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp) continues to suffer in the polls in the run-up to local elections across the country this autumn, as nearly 30 percent of those who voted for Frp in the 2009 general election have deserted them for the rival Conservative Party. In a poll conducted for newspaper Aftenposten this month, […]

Labour will end private care homes

The Labour Party and others in the workers’ movement in Norway heavily criticized private nursing homes and pledged to end them in Oslo during speeches to the weekend’s Labour Day celebrations, as the party received continued good news from opinion polls. Oslo’s Labour candidate for leader of Oslo city council, Libe Rieber-Mohn, told crowds assembled […]

Post-scandal polls hit Progress Party

Two recent polls conducted by the Norwegian media have shown a sharp decline for Norway’s most conservative party, the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp), which has no doubt been affected by the recent sex scandals that have rocked its leadership. Frp, which has in recent years topped polls in the country, is down 7 percentage points […]

Majority supports Libya mission

Seven out of 10 Norwegians support their country’s involvement in enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya, according to a new opinion poll. Six F-16 fighter jets have been sent from Norway to participate in the multinational mission. The survey, undertaken by research firm Respons Analyse for newspaper Aftenposten, showed that only 17 percent of the 1,000 […]

Progress Party is opposition's biggest

The conservative Progress Party has secured its spot as the largest of Norway’s opposition parties, gaining more than three points in a new public opinion poll to outrank the Conservatives themselve (Høyre) once again. Party leader Siv Jensen, though, is frustrated.The Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp) now holds 22.3 percent of the vote, according to a […]

Polls vary widely as election nears

Norway’s Conservative Party (Høyre) is storming ahead in the current election campaign, winning voters away from both Labour and the Progress Party. Or is it? A flurry of pre-election public opinion polls is showing wildly varying results. Nightly news broadcasts were dominated earlier this week by reports of the Conservative Party’s surge in voter popularity. […]

Many voters remain undecided as election thriller looms

With less than two weeks remaining until Norway’s next national election, polls indicate that fully a quarter of Norwegian voters still haven’t decided which party they’ll support. Analysts say a high voter turnout will be critical, with the successful parties being those that prod undecided voters into casting their ballots. A new public opinion poll […]

New polls tip change of government

New public opinion polls suggest that Norwegian voters are set to usher in a new, more conservative government. The Progress Party, Norway’s most conservative, continues to gain support and now ranks as largest in the country’s northernmost county of Finnmark. A poll conducted by research firm Respons Analyse for newspapers in the A-presse group shows […]