Venstre see lowest ratings this century

Venstre leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen has his work cut out to limit the damage of Støjberg’s antics (photo: Støjberg’s official Facebook page)
January 20th, 2021 8:43 am| by Orsolya Albert
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Venstre’s popularity has slumped to its lowest position in the polls for 20 years, according to the latest Voxmeter survey.

The country’s leading blue bloc party would receive just 13.0 percent of the votes if the elections were held tomorrow.

At this rate, Konservative could soon take over as the bloc’s leading party.

The poll follows week of internal troubles at the party, presumably reflecting the view of the public regarding these events.

A party in turmoil
At the end of 2020, Inger Støjberg resigned as a deputy chairman, but not before doing irreparable damage to the party.

Just last week, MPs voted in favour of her facing an impeachment trial at the Supreme Court for her instigation and approval of an illegal policy whilst she was the immigration and integration minister: the separation of asylum-seeker couples, one of whom was a minor.

On January 1, the former chair, the ex PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen resigned after 40 years at the party. It is believed he intends to start his own party.

The troubling ratings also come ahead of the party’s extraordinary national meeting on Sunday, where a new deputy chair must be elected. Stephanie Lois is expected to fill the role.

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