Poll: PM running third in two-candidate race

PM Helle Thorning-Schimdt (Socialdemokraterne) has registered her largest gain ever in head-to-head popularity ratings against opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Venstre). 

Since June, Thorning-Schmidt has closed the popularity gap with Rasmussen by 10 percentage points, and now trails the former PM by a margin of 39.5 to 24.5, according to an A&B/Altinget.dk poll.

Another 31.7 percent of voters indicated they preferred neither of the two party leaders as prime minister.

The narrowing gap comes after a number of political gaffes by Rasmussen saw his popularity decline 4.5 percent, while the PM rose 5.5 percent after government initiatives passed this spring began to show results.

Popularity ratings comparing the two politicians have been made since 2009. 


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