Most will still have Erna Solberg (H) as prime minister, but after the Geilo trip, popularity is declining, according to a NRK poll.
When asked who is best suited to be prime minister in Norway, 46 percent answer Erna Solberg, while 34 percent answer Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre, shows a survey conducted by Norstat on behalf of NRK. 20 percent of the respondents answer “do not know”.
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In comparison, only 27 per cent Støre and as many as 58 per cent Solberg answered the same survey a month ago.
Johannes Bergh at the Department of Social Research believes that the fall is almost entirely due to the scandals.
– This is a survey that is about Erna Solberg’s suitability as Prime Minister and in that way a personal survey. The negative media coverage that the Prime Minister has received in recent weeks, I think has had an effect, he says.
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Last week it became known that Erna Solberg and her family gathered more than ten people at a restaurant and in an apartment in Geilo during the winter holidays. The police are investigating whether the infection control rules were broken on the trip.
In addition, it became known that Solberg’s own state secretary was active when Molde’s mayor Torgeir Dahl blamed the increase in infection in Oslo and city council leader Raymond Johansen (Labor).
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