Record-low number of Danes would vote for Venstre – The Post

Record-low number of Danes would vote for Venstre

It’s the price for being the only party in the government, say the conservative-liberals

A year after the general election, Venstre is losing public support (photo: News Oresund)
June 9th, 2016 7:00 am| by Lucie Rychla
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A record-low number of Danes would vote for Venstre if a general election took place today, according to the results of a new poll conducted by Wilke for Jyllands-Posten.

After barely a year in power, the support for Venstre has sunk to its lowest level for ten years.

Only 16.5 percent of voters would choose the conservative-liberal party, which would result in Venstre’s number of seats in Folketinget falling from 34 to 29.

Discouraging results
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the party’s spokesperson, described the results as “discouraging”.

“Being the only party that stands on the precipice and is attacked takes its toll,” Ellemann-Jensen told Jyllands-Posten.

“After all, if people are unsatisfied with something, they blame those who are in power.”