The Sweden Democrats, a moderate nationalist party which campaigns against mass Third World immigration and multiculturalism, have surged into either first or second place in the polls, depending upon which you believe.
Reuters reports they are at 19%:
The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats have overtaken the center-right Moderates and are the second most popular party in the Nordic country, polls showed this week.
Growing worries about immigration in Sweden, which received a record 160,000 refugees in 2015, have boosted support for the Sweden Democrats, echoing the rise of populist parties across Europe.
The party got 19.2 percent support in a poll published on Thursday by Novus for Swedish Television, up from 18.5 percent a month ago. That compares with the 13 percent they polled in the general election in 2014.
The Independent reports even more positive results from YouGov putting them at 23.9%:
The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are the most popular political party in the Nordic country, according to a new poll.
The YouGov poll showed nearly a quarter – 23.9 per cent – of people said they would vote for the party if an election were held now, meaning its support is at nearly double the level of what it was during 2014’s general election.
…YouGov has had the Sweden Democrats ahead of their government rivals for most of the last six months, though Reuters reported that a separate poll on Thursday found the party had 19.2 per cent support, making it the second most popular.
The next national election in Sweden must be held on or before September of 2018. Much like the situation for nationalists in the Netherlands, France and Germany, the other major parties have pledged not to form a coalition with the Sweden Democrats.