An endless stream of photos like this are no doubt driving the anti-immigrant sentiments.
…Of the 1,931 people asked, 14.7 percent said they would vote for the Sweden Democrats, up 2.2 percent since a month earlier and almost two percent since the fall.
“It’s clear that the Sweden Democrats are benefiting from the political debate over immigration and integration,” Sifo chief pollster Toivo Sjörén told the TT news agency.
“This questions is very high on the agenda right now and other surveys have shown that one in four voters think the Sweden Democrats have the best immigration policies,” he added.
The discussion over the past weeks over a possible ban on organised begging has also favoured the nationalist party, as well as the return of leader Jimmie Åkesson, who had gone out on sick leave last October.
Other polling firms have reported even stronger support for the Sweden Democrats. Norway’s Sentio found 17.8 percent of Swedes backed the party in its last survey and a poll by the UK’s YouGov found support had climbed to 19.5 percent…
The party has been ostracized in the government (Sweden uses a proportional system for allocating seats), so they are unable to influence government policies.